Introduction to Global Health

Introduction to Global Health

Understand global health and how it relates to physiotherapy

Introduction

What is Global Health? What do we actually mean by the term, how do we measure it and why is it important. Is it even relevant for us as physiotherapists? Is it a new paradigm or is it just a current trend or fashion? We need to be able to answer these questions in order to understand and develop our role as physiotherapists within this area. This course will examine the emergence of the global health discipline, examine the ways in which global health can be measured and explore the determinants of health.

Aims

The aim of this course is to provide a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of what global health means for a health care professional.

Outline

This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Understanding Health
  2. Determinants of Health
  3. What is Global Health?
  4. Measuring Global Health

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.