From Passion to Skill: A Platform for Implementing a Global Health Curriculum at UBC

TitleFrom Passion to Skill: A Platform for Implementing a Global Health Curriculum at UBC
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

The UBC Students’ Global Health Initiative (GHI) is a student-driven project that will provide a comprehensive set of learning modules and materials within the broader framework of a complete global health curriculum. With Year 1 TLEF funds, we validated the effectiveness of our methodology for student involvement, mentorship, knowledge transfer and continuity. Year 2 used three components to increase our capacity and scope: 1) global health skill-building workshops; 2) student hands-on participation in global health projects and 3) engagement of students involved in 1 and 2 to promote awareness, achieve knowledge transfer and drive curriculum development. Year 3 expanded activities 1,2, and 3 and presented our consensus learning objectives and a proposal for developing a global health theme for undergraduate medicine to the Faculty of Medicine. Through committee and working group participation, GHI took a more active role in supporting the global health agenda both locally, within the UBC community, and internationally. In collaboration with the Division of Global Health, we designed a website and an international elective database which will increase accessibility to global health learning materials, activities, and projects for the wider UBC community. Year 4 will continue activities 1, 2, and 3 focusing on interdisciplinary collaboration and sharing. Work will continue with the Faculty of Medicine to establish a Global Health curriculum in conjunction with the undergraduate curriculum renewal process. Additionally, GHI will re-evaluate how it measures its learning outcomes through research and consulting.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2010/2011
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorVidesh Kapoor
Year 1: Funded Amount5,760
Year 1: Team Members

Videsh Kapoor, Director, Global Health, Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine
Jesse Janssen, Student, Medicine
Amy Alver, Student, Medicine
Devina Wadwa, Student, Medicine
Wesley Jang, Student, Medicine
Dawn Roccamatisi, Student, Medicine
Mandeep Sanghera, Student, Land and Food Systems
Andrew Macnab, Paediatrics
R. Morrison Hurley, Paediatrics
Jennifer Druker, Paediatrics
Ellen Wu, Dentistry
Arabat Kasangaki, Professor, Dentistry, Makerere University, Uganda
Laura Chng, Student, Medicine
Steven Skitch, Student, Medicine
Marion Tipple, Director, Trans-Himilayan Aid Society
Lama Tashi Namgyal, Principal, Spiti Munsel-Ling School, Rinchen Zangpo Society
Tsering Dorje, Principal, Spiti Munsel-Ling School, Rinchen Zangpo Society
Shannon Morley, Student, Medicine
Tammy Attia, Coordinator, Family Practice Faculty Development
Damian Duffy, Managing Director, Office of Pediatric Surgical Evaluation and Innovation
Sadith Caceres, Director, Program for the Development of the Infant and Mother
Dan Dressler, Student, Engineering
Jeremy Penner, Global Health
Pampoja Kenya, Overseas Partner
Erin Kennah, Student, Medicine
Stephanie Lee, Student, Medicine
Robert Kalyesubula, NACODI, Makere University Hospital
Devina Wadhwa, Student, Medicine
Shannon Turvey, Student, Medicine
Kris Kang, Student, Medicine
Jennifer Smitten, Student, Medicine
Georgia Walton, Student, Medicine
Andrew Macnab, Faculty
Dorothy Shaw, Faculty
David Fairholm, Faculty
Marc Broudo, Faculty
Veronic Ouellett, Faculty
Robert Woollard, Former Head, Family Practice
Jerry Spiegel, Director, Centre for International Health
Kendell Ho, Associate Dean / Director, Continuing Professional Development and Knowledge Translation
Tonia Berg, Student, Medicine / Global Health Liaison, Medical Undergraduate Society