Implementation of an Innovative Interprofessional Global Health Curriculum for Doctoral Education

Sunday, 27 July 2014: 3:55 PM

Ivy Tuason, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
College of Graduate semester, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA


The purpose of the presentation is to describe the implementation of an innovative inter-profession global health curriculum for doctoral education; and to discuss global health experiences that can be applied to doctoral students


 Curriculum development of an innovative global health program within an existing course in doctoral education using inter-professional collaborative teams of global health experts.  Emphasis is on core concepts of global health, global health core competencies and practice experiences


 Comprehensive modules were implemented enabling students an in-depth analysis of global health including its importance andrelevance to health and quality of life.  Vulnerable populations are discussed including cultural and social determinants that impact overall health.  Focus on: Leading change to improve quality outcomes; life-long learning and exploring future global health opportunities


This is the first implementation of this innovative module and evaluations are currently underway; however thus far practice experiences overseas have been promising in providing stimulating experiences to enhance student's life-long learning and critical analysis of at risk populations.