|Dates||Departure from U.S.:||Fri., June 24, 2016|
|Arrival:||Sat., June 25, 2016|
|Mandatory Orientation:||Sun., June 26, 2016|
|First Day of Class:||Sun., June 26, 2016|
|Last Day of Class:||Thurs., July 28, 2016|
|Departure for the U.S.
(or personal travel):
|Fri., July 29, 2016|
This Global Seminar will have an intensive course and lecture format highlighting basic aspects of population and public health and methods used to assess health in the population. This will be coupled with a clinical hands-on experience in dealing with these same issues in refugee populations in a less developed country and how the health system and non-governmental agencies deal with the health aspects of such refugee populations. Excursions to less populated area will shed light on alternative health beliefs and care. The experience gained is likely to shape the life-long career and the understanding of health by participants.
The courses taught in this program, although intended for undergraduate students, are taught at a level similar to graduate courses and are therefore more academically rigorous than other Global Seminar courses. Students who choose the Amman, Jordan program should be academically and emotionally prepared for this challenge. In addition to the standard eligibility requirements of being in good academic and disciplinary standing, this program has the following pre-requisites:
Wael Al-Delaimy is the Chief of Global Health in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the UCSD School of Medicine and teaches graduate Global Health students.
He has worked on four different continents and travelled to more than 25 countries and has a multidisciplinary approach to public health as an epidemiologist.
He pioneered methods for measuring tobacco smoke using toenails and is internationally recognized in this field. He also directs the California Tobacco Survey, which is a state wide multimillion dollar project that deals with tobacco behavior and attitudes by Californians.