Developing Leaders in Global Health - A Joint Program with UGA and U Haifa

University of Haifa, International School

Program Description

Developing Leaders in Global Health - A Joint Program with UGA and U Haifa

University of Haifa, International School

The goal of this program is to identify and develop a future generation of people who will lead health systems around the world. They will come together in Israel, learn together, develop life-long relationships with colleagues from around the world and then return home to promote the best practices in health care and to work to develop the best health system for their own nation.

At the completion of the program, students will have acquired new skills in leadership and new knowledge of health care delivery. Students will receive credits from either the University of Haifa or the University of Georgia, two internationally recognized universities, that may well be applied to their home universities. They will also receive a certificate of completion of the program.

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The curriculum includes the following courses:

Comparative Global Health Systems

Learning Objectives:Upon completion of the course, graduate students should be able to:

  • Understand the foundations of health systems
  • Compare health systems in high, middle, and low income countries
  • Identify best practices in health systems that would serve high, middle, & low income countries
  • Conceive models for an “ideal” health system
  • Develop a model for an improved US health system
  • Develop leadership skills and knowledge to advocate for an improved health system

Course format:

  • Internet-based education, including peer-to-peer learning
  • Presentation-based assignment
  • Guest lectures in class and via video distance learning

Leadership in Public Health

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of the course, graduate students should be able to:

  • Differentiate and analyze different leadership styles, their strengths and weaknesses
  • Identify specific leaders and analyze their strengths and weaknesses
  • Understand the student's own leadership style and have an introspective perspective on strengths and weaknesses
  • Demonstrate skills in leading change efforts and running meetings

Course format:

  • Health care leaders will join - in person or by video - to discuss case studies of leadership in health care - using both successful and failed examples.

Health and Risk Communication

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of the course, graduate students should be able to:

  • Understand ways in which health and risk communication theories can be applied to global health problem solving.
  • Explain cultural factors accounting for cross-national differences in talking about health and risk
  • Understand communication practices that facilitate international health collaborations
  • Become familiar with culturally-appropriate practices that promote health innovations in international settings
  • Appreciate the role of edutainment in international health and risk communication
  • Appreciate the role of new technologies in global health communication
  • Become familiar with social marketing theories and practices applicable in international settings
  • Acquire competencies in constructing culturally appropriate messages to mitigate risk
  • Become conversant with techniques of crisis communication in international settings.

Sociology in Health and Illness

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of the course, graduate students should be able to:

  • Understand social, political, economic, and cultural influences on global health and illness.
  • Have a better understanding of social theories relative to global health.
  • Use sociological perspectives and methods to understnad issues of global health and illness
  • Understand and identify patterns in global health and illness.
  • Understand social movements in global health and illness.
  • Understand how people seek help for and manage helath and illness.

Public Health Internship

We cannot guarantee every student an internship experience. Depending on how many internship positions are available, we will be conducting a thorough evaluation of each students' professional experience and knowledge base prior to assignment. Those who are not placed will have to register for the other courses to total 12 credit hours.

  • MPH students: 300 total supervised contact hours at a relevant health site/community-based health center in either Haifa or Nahariya
  • Internship will count towards MPH internship requirement
  • Non-MPH students: Hours will vary depending on your course load
  • On average, approximately 30 hours/week
  • Transportation will be provided by the Program
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated June 9, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Oct. 2016
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Part time
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2,500 USD
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Israel Haifa
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