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Major
VMP (Veterinary Science - VMP)
900
032456
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Global Health Research Project
Global Health Research Project
College of Veterinary Medicine
CVM Deans Office (19DVM)
Term Offering
Summer Only
Offered Every Year
Summer 1 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)
Remote Location/Site Based
Various locations dependent on research group project.
Grading Method
Credit Only (S/U)
5
10
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Research40
Independent Study40
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Andrew Stringer
Director, Global Health Education
Assoc

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Research55YesStudents will only be registered for one section per semester. Estimated 5 students registered per semester.
Independent Study55YesStudents will only be registered for one section per semester. Estimated 5 students registered per semester.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
IND11YesTHIS SECTION IS NOT APPLICABLE BUT I WAS NOT ABLE TO SAVE THIS SUBMISSION WITHOUT FILLING IN THIS AREA. THERE WILL BE NO DELTA OR ONLINE ENROLLMENT FOR THIS COURSE.

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
TBD pending certificate approvalCertificate in Global HealthRequired
This international elective (Global Health Research Project) will allow students to develop an understanding of methodological approaches and techniques used in global health research, including qualitative field work, quantitative surveys, experimental designs, intervention trials, and program evaluation. This elective will highlight the importance of understanding and addressing global health through multidisciplinary frameworks and collaborations. This elective is a required component of the Certificate in Global Health. Course Coordinator Permission required.

Veterinarians have an increasingly important role to play in addressing the grand global challenges of the 21st century, particularly in areas such as infectious disease control, antimicrobial resistance, food security and global health[1]. An increasing human population, urbanization, increasing demand for livestock products and climate change will place greater pressures on the environment, human and animal health and livelihoods.[2] Tackling these challenges effectively will require multidisciplinary approaches with consideration given to the broader systems that encompass health. The veterinary student education must reflect these global challenges and equip the next generation of veterinarians with the knowledge and skills required to tackle these problems and contribute to the changing needs of society. There has been a growing recognition of the need for improved veterinary education related to issues of global importance[3],[4],[5],[6].


This international elective (Global Health Research Project) will allow students to develop an understanding of methodological approaches and techniques used in global health research, including qualitative field work, quantitative surveys, experimental designs, intervention trials, and program evaluation. This elective will highlight the importance of understanding and addressing global health through multidisciplinary frameworks and collaborations.  This elective is a required component of the Certificate in Global Health.




[1] Kelly, A., Osburn, B., Salman, M. (2014). Veterinary Medicine’s increasing role in global health. The Lancet. 2: 379-380.


[2] https://agenda.weforum.org/2015/10/how-the-sdgs-can-help-address-global-health-challenges/


[3] Brown, C., Thompson, S., Vroegindewey, G. & Pappaioanou, M. (2006) The Global Veterinarian: The Why? The What? The How? Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 33(3) 411-415


[4] Willis, N. et al (2007) – Envisioning the future of veterinary medical education: the Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges Foresight Project, Final Report. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 34 (1): 3-41.


[5] Workforce Needs in Veterinary Medicine (2012) National Academies Press Available at: http:// www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=13413


[6] Veterinary Students as Global Citizens. Royal Veterinary College, University of London and Development Education Research Centre, Institute of Education. 2012.


Yes
Tuition costs associated with 5-credits

International Travel Associated Costs (8 week International Project)
Study Abroad Office Fee - $150
Travel Insurance Costs - Approx. $45
Visa - Approx. $50-$100, depending on country (fees may exceed this range for certain countries and processes)
Flights/Accommodation - Cost dependent on research project location and scope.

DVM students undertaking this elective course will be eligible for the CVM Global Health Scholarship and SAO Scholarships. If successful, these scholarships will offset course costs.
Is this a GEP Course?
GEP Categories

Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of Veterinary MedicineKirk NussDue to unique nature of the veterinary consult, outside consults do not appear necessary.
All DVM students enrolled on the Certificate in Global Health are required to complete an international elective (Global Health Research Project)

The DVM student must work with a College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) faculty member and/or approved outside mentor(s) to design and conduct a research project. All students enrolled on the Global Health Research Project must have a designated CVM faculty mentor for their specific project.

A pre-proposal outlining the focus and general scope of the project must be submitted with the DVM student’s application to the program. The CVM Global Health Education (GHE) committee will review these documents.

After approval, a more detailed full proposal will be submitted in the spring semester to coincide with funding opportunity deadlines.

The DVM student is expected to devote a 10-week period to their project over the relevant summer, consistent with the Global Health Research Project Elective program (and register for 5 credits using VMP 900).

Global Health Research Project Criteria

• Project Objective: The project should focus on a global health problem of significance. Impact in low-middle income countries is preferred but not required.

• Hypothesis Driven Research: The project should be hypothesis driven research including a certain degree of independence and responsibility for the DVM student. DVM students are expected to demonstrate initiative and responsibility in various components of research project – study design, data collection, data analysis and report writing and presentation.

• Time Commitment: The Global Health Research Project Elective is expected to last 10 weeks in length (approximately 40hrs/week). Eight (8) weeks of the Elective should be carried out internationally, with two (2) weeks based at the CVM.

• Mentorship: The mentor(s) role is critical to a successful DVM student undertaking the Certificate in Global Health. The CVM faculty mentor and primary research project mentor(s) are expected to actively advise DVM students throughout their project to completion of their final written and oral presentation.

Course Objectives


To gain an understanding of global health in practice through the process of experiential learning in an international setting.


To actively participate in a data driven, evidence-based approach to a global health challenge.


Research Emphasis


It is expected that the Global Health Research Project Elective will have a strong research emphasis. The ability to design, conduct and analyze are fundamental skills that DVM students will benefit from acquiring and aid success in a global health orientated career.


The research emphasis will also support the fundamental value of evidence-based decision making in global health. The type of research project involved in the Global Health Research Project Elective will not be restricted but will require a hypothesis and methodology prescribed by the appropriate discipline.


Ideally the DVM students should pursue a small independent project within a larger well supported global health oriented program, however, this is not always feasible and is not a required criteria.


A well-mentored standalone independent project will also be considered if it falls within the scope of global health. If an independent project is not pursued and a student instead participates in an ongoing research project, the student will be expected to be able to comprehend and explain the hypotheses being studied, the experimental design and methodology being used, and expected to contribute some analysis and original thought to final outcomes.


Outputs


DVM students are expected to formally present their work to the CVM community after completion of the Global Health Research Project Elective. This may be accomplished through participation in the CVM research Day, or in the form of a presentation arranged ad hoc by the CGH coordinator. DVM students will also present the entire scope of their project as a Report Paper submitted to the CGH coordinator at the end of the 10-week Elective. DVM students and their mentors are encouraged to submit the results of their project to a peer-reviewed publication, but this is not to be expected or required.


Mentoring


Students should develop a relationship with a primary research mentor, the individual who is directly responsible for the proposed research project. The primary research mentor may or may not be a CVM faculty member. External mentors will vary from year to year depending on projects selected. The mentor is expected to be supportive, available and willing to commit to working with the student until the end of the Global Health Research Project Elective. If the primary research mentor is not a CVM faculty member, then students must identify a CVM faculty mentor in addition. The primary research mentor and the CVM faculty mentor should be in communication with each other. Primary research mentors are expected to provide an evaluation of the student. The Certificate in Global Health coordinator will provide appropriate orientation and information regarding expectations for mentors.


Student Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes


By the end of the Global Health Research Project Elective, students will be able to:



  • Describe the research process of identifying a research question and using an appropriate study design to answer research question.

  • Demonstrate practical experience in implementing a structured research project directed at a global health problem.

  • Identify and describe major challenges in global health research.

  • Critically assess how social and cultural issues influence global health research.

  • Understand and describe the process of ethical review.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Oral Presentation20DVM students are expected to formally present their work to the CVM community after completion of the Global Health Research Project Elective. This may be accomplished through participation in the CVM Research Day, or in the form of a presentation arranged ad hoc by the Certificate in Global Health coordinator.
Written Assignment70DVM students will also present the entire scope of their project as a Project Report Paper submitted to the Certificate in Global Health coordinator at the end of the 10-week Elective. DVM students and their mentors are encouraged to submit the results of their project to a peer-reviewed publication, but this is not to be expected or required.
Participation10Expectations set forth in the Course Coordinators Evaluation/Extramural Studies will be followed.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Research320Students will be required to spend 40 hours per week conducting research as assigned by the primary research mentor on the agreed research project. Research will vary based on the nature of the research projects.
Independent Study80Students will be required to spend 40 hours per week preparing a final Research Project Paper.
Melissa, Please request academic org to 19VMM once this goes through. 19DVM was used in error.

Dr. Cray, Dept Head of PHP, inquired on how outside mentors would be vetted. Dr. Stringer advised that, for this, the "GHE committee and project pre-proposal component is very important. Projects will be assessed for feasibility and suitability (by the GHE committee and CGH coordinator), this includes an assessment of the proposed primary research mentor if non-CVM faculty"

Note about hours per week: Students will have approximately 8 weeks of research at 40 hours per week and 2 weeks of independent study at 40 hours per week for a total of 10 weeks of work. So, the contact hours per week show 40 for both making it look like 80 hours per week for 10 weeks when combined.

mlnosbis 4/3/2017: No overlapping courses. Syllabus is good.

pjharrie - 4/4//2017 - the enrollment component refers to the number of students anticipated, not the number of sections to be offered - that should be updated. If the students are spending 40 a week engaged in this, I'm assuming it's the only course that they'll take; is that true? If the mentor is outside of CVM, who is responsible for ensuring that the required communication occurs?

apstring - 05/05/2017 - Enrollment section has been clarified. Estimated 5 students enrolling per semester for this elective. Students will only enroll on one section per semester. This will be the only course the students will take during this semester.
Students should develop a relationship with a primary research mentor, the individual who is directly responsible for the proposed research project. The primary research mentor may or may not be a CVM faculty member. External mentors will vary from year to year depending on projects selected. If the primary research mentor is not a CVM faculty member, then students must identify a CVM faculty mentor in addition. The primary research mentor and the CVM faculty mentor should be in communication with each other. The course coordinator for the Certificate in Global Health (Dr Stringer) will oversee communication between external primary research mentors and CVM faculty mentors.

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-No suggestions for improvement. The course looks highly individualized. It might help to have a few examples of successful projects listed, just a sentence or two from each, but that's not a requirement
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