Preparing Christian health workers for international work: Evaluating a short global health course

Kirubakaran, Sneha, Shaw, Doug, McArthur, Lawrie, Miller, Angus, and Radford, Anthony (2020) Preparing Christian health workers for international work: Evaluating a short global health course. Christian Journal for Global Health, 7 (5). pp. 21-30.

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Improving global health education to ensure health professionals are prepared and competent in the world's increasingly interconnected health-scape is a vital need. For many health professionals, global health education is facilitated through short, pre-departure courses in cross-cultural health and development work. There is currently limited literature on both the availability and the effectiveness of such courses. Our research aim was to explore the impact of a short course in global health education, designed and delivered by an Australian not-for-profit organisation, Intermed SA (Intermed). We conducted a short online survey of Intermed graduates, followed by semi-structured interviews with selected participants. The results indicate that Intermed's International Health and Development course was effective in achieving the course objectives as assessed by graduates, whilst also having a positive practical impact on the graduates' professional development.

Item ID: 75239
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2167-2415
Keywords: Cross-cultural health care, Global health education, International health and development, Preparatory short courses
Copyright Information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 4.0
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2022 23:15
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4203 Health services and systems > 420399 Health services and systems not elsewhere classified @ 50%
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390110 Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy @ 50%
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