The Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH) is dedicated to training a new generation of global health researchers including the exceptional undergraduate students at Notre Dame. Below are some of the opportunities for undergraduate students to engage with the EIGH:
Undergraduate Global Health Course
The EIGH sponsors an undergraduate global health foundational course. The course will be taught by Marie Donahue, Associate Teaching Professor and EIGH faculty affiliate. Below is a description of the course:
Foundations of Global Health
Over the last two decades, there has been a groundswell of interest in global health across multiple disciplines and professional fields. One common definition describes global health as an area for study, research, and practice that places a priority on achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. Global health is concerned with the interconnectedness and multidimensionality of health as well as disparities in human health across the world. This course will provide foundational knowledge necessary to understand what global health is today, its history and evolution, how social theory contributes to understanding specific global health problems, the importance of understanding health and designing interventions by using a biosocial model that includes a myriad of cultural, social, political, and economic factors, and an understanding of the role of various actors on the global health stage including international, bilateral, and civil society organizations.
Developing solutions to our greatest health challenges requires an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach. Therefore, course topics, materials, and assignments will draw upon social, behavioral, biomedical and environmental sciences, engineering, law, and ethics. Guest speakers will discuss their own global health work, giving students the opportunity to understand the realities of global health practice.
In 2016, the EIGH organized the first annual Notre Dame Global Health Case Competition. This competition brings together undergraduate and graduate students from multiple disciplines to creatively address critical global health challenges in a competitive and collaborative environment. Students are given an innovative learning experience that trains future global health leaders. The winning team of the internal Notre Dame competition will apply for the external competition hosted each year at Emory University.
To learn more, please visit: globalhealth.nd.edu/education-training/undergraduate/global-health-case-competition
Global Health Club of Notre Dame
The EIGH supports the newly formed Global Health Club of Notre Dame. If you are a current Notre Dame undergraduate student interested in joining the club, please complete the interest form. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.