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Serve on the Front Lines of Global Health. Health Volunteers work within their communities to promote important topics such as nutrition, maternal and child health, basic hygiene, and water sanitation. Volunteers also work in HIV/AIDS education and prevention programs to train youth as peer educators, develop appropriate education strategies, provide support to children orphaned by the pandemic, and create programs that provide emotional and financial support to families and communities affected by the disease.

Students who choose Health, take three courses from one of the following areas:

  • Nursing
  • Health Studies
  • Public Health
  • Pre-med
  • Biology / Biomedical Engineering
  • Social Work

Recommended courses:

  • ANTH 1210 Biomedical Anthropology  
  • ANTH 3600 Anthropological Research Methods 
  • NUTR 7020 Community Nutrition
  • BIEG 3301  Biomedical Instrumentation
  • COMM 3248 Health Communication
  • ENGR 1031 Fundamentals of Engineering
  • ENGR 4961, 4962 Senior Design
  • HLST 1101 Intro to Health Studies 
  • NURS 1112 Health Care Delivery 
  • NURS 3301 Health and Wellness
  • NURS 4330 Public Health 
  • PUBH 2240 Introduction to Global Public Health and Social Justice
  • PUBH 2201  Public Health, Disease, and Injury
  • PUBH 2205 Fundamentals of Nutrition
  • PUBH 2216 Introductory Principles of Epidemiology
  • PUBH 2217 Biostats for Health Research 
  • PUBH 4310/SWRK 3311 Leadership for Interdisciplinary Health Professionals
  • PSYC 2370 Community Mental Health 

And build 50 hours of related field experience through an activity such as:

  • Related Service Learning Courses (hours of field experience for service learning courses are to be determined or confirmed in writing by the faculty member teaching the course), for example:
    • NURS 1112 Healthcare Delivery Systems (Prof. Planas’ section) Students work with local elementary schools, hospitals, or the Hope Dispensary low-cost pharmacy to create and implement health education initiatives
  • Volunteer or work experience in such areas as HIV/AIDS outreach, hospice, family planning counseling, emergency medical technician (EMT) or CPR teaching/ certification, maternal health, and hands-on caregiving in a hospital, clinic, or lab technician setting
    • i.e. local hospitals, Yale Oncology Fellowship, Lourdes Pilgrimage
    • Clinical hours for nursing students
    • Counseling or teaching in health subjects
  • Students can work with the career counselor in their school or college to assist them with finding internship, volunteer, research or experiential learning opportunities to support their sector of choice. 

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