UF Faculty Department College
Elizabeth Wood Environmental & Global Health College of Public Health and Health Professions
Partner Faculty Department Partner Institution
Dr. Mona El-Shokry Ain Shams University (Egypt)
Title:
Perspectives on Global Public Health
Project Description:

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The purpose of this module is to grant students the ability to learn and engage with people, rather than media, books, or lectures. Through international student engagement, students will experience the complexity of multiple perspectives, questioning of their own assumptions, and intercultural awareness as part of building toward being a civic and globally engaged learner.This Global Learning Experience (GLE) is broken up into two sections, Virtual Exchange and Individual Reflection.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Compare and contrast (course topic, cultures difference, approaches…)
  • Determine the cultural interdependencies between…, 
  • Expand global perspectives on a particular course topic
  • Develop cultural self-awareness and communicate effectively across cultures through working virtually with an international team, etc. 
  • Any other way in which the virtual exchange project will enhance your course.) 
Participating Countries:
Egypt
Number of Participants:
108 UF students and 32 students from the partner institution
Discipline:
Global Health
UF Course Code & Name:
PHC 3440 - Global Public Health
Project Duration:
4 weeks
Activity Type(s):
Student-to-Student Dialogue
Student-to-Student Project
Time allotted to each activity:
Synchronous Activities: 2-3 in class hours
Asynchronous Activities: 4-6 hours
Local group activities: 3-6 hours
Individual Work: 2-4 hours
Technology Tools:
Videoconference: Zoom
Messaging Applications: WhatsApp
Learning Management Systems (LMS) Canvas
Email
Sequence of Activities:

Week 1: Introduce yourself- students introduce themselves within a designated mode of communication (e.g. GLE Canvas shell). This can be done through text or video. Students respond to an international peer’s post. 

Week 2: COVID-19 Response- Within this post, discuss with your group how your country addressed its COVID-19 response. 

Week 3: Local Public Health Issues -Provide an example of a public health issue of concern within your community, this can be local, regional, or national. 

Week 4: Global Health Case Study
At the end of week 3 all students will be given a mock global health case study.

GLE Individual Analysis Paper
Students are required to submit a final, culminating reflection paper on the GLE experience by the due date. Within this reflection students will address areas such as how their international peer impacted their learning experience, what key changes in perceptions of the world occurred, how your personal cultural background affected your understanding of this experience, among other areas of reflection and input.

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