UW Global Health Summer Institute | Register now!

Whether you’re a student, or a community member, it’s time to make plans for summer learning! This summer the Department’s Global Health Summer Institute will be offering condensed courses that are open to both students and the public via either UW tuition (for credit) or a fee-per-course (non-credit) basis.

So take a look at our course offerings below, take one or three, and join the UW and Seattle global health community and beyond for an engaging look at some of today’s pressing issues, as well as some of the skills needed to tackle them!

Register early as space is limited! For questions, or to register, please visit our website or contact Cole at gshi@uw.edu.

Here’s our summer line-up, by date:

Core Topics in Global Health June 23 – 27
Wade, Beschta       Daily, 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Addresses a variety of foundational topics and central themes in global health, including the history and scope of the field, the complexities and contexts for global health problems, and the multidisciplinary nature of global health work. Credit/no-credit only.

Managing Global Health Programs for Success June 23 – July 3 
Sherris Daily, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

The course is a review and discussion of a project life cycle framework and associated best practices. It includes an analytical review of ongoing global health projects and case studies. Students will identify and develop key project implementation and management skills needed to overcome real-world challenges and to leverage commonly occurring opportunities.

Global Health Economics   June 23 – July 11  
Vrguet, Babigumira M, Tu, W, 2:00 p.m. – 5 p.m. &  
Th 2:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.  

 Introduces students to key topics in health economics, particularly as they relate to low- and middle-income countries. Topics include:  health, poverty, and development; performance, efficiency and finance; and evaluation of health interventions and platforms. An understanding of microeconomic principles and social, political, and economic determinants of health is recommended.

Introduction to Public Health Surveillance July 7 – 10
el Bcheraoui Daily, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Introduces students to public health surveillance and equips them with knowledge to plan, implement, and evaluate surveillance systems. This course helps students recognize the causes for which we conduct surveillance, the sources needed for data collection, and the methods to consider when planning and evaluating surveillance systems.

Health in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies July 14 – 18
Townes, CDC Faculty Daily, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Covers technical and management principles that are the basis of planning, implementing, and evaluating health programs for acutely displaced populations in developing countries. Emphasizes refugees in camp situations. Includes modules on assessment, nutrition, epidemiology of major health problems, surveillance, and program management in the context of an international relief operation. Credit/no-credit only. 

Principles of STD/HIV Research July 21 – 31
Graham, Winer Daily, 8:30 a.m. / 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Provides MD and PhD fellows and graduate students with a comprehensive overview of the current state of knowledge in specific areas of STD/HIV research, including study design, laboratory methods, production of instruments for data collection, and methods for data analysis. Credit/no-credit only.

Global Burden of Disease July 28 – August 8
Naghavi Daily, 9-5

Introduces the concepts, technical components and quantitative methods for Burden of Disease measurement. Burden of Disease is a cutting-edge measurement technique that allows researchers to quantify and understand disease epidemiology at national and global levels.

Introduction to Implementation Science for STD/HIV August 1
Sherr 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Explores operations research theory and methodology for improved program management and research. Credit/no-credit only.

Interactive Data Visualization for Global Health August 11 – 22
Freeman Daily, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Provides exposure to the technologies, implementations, and cultures of interactive data visualizations in global health. Students gain substantial hands-on experience building interactive data visualizations through a project-based approach and learn about the history of statistical graphics, user interface, web design and development. Prerequisites: Basic experience with global health metrics data and estimates, moderate experience with computer programming.

For additional information on the Global Health Summer Institute, or to register for courses, visit our website.

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