2013 Public Health Summer Abroad Programs
The SPHTM offers several opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience in various public health settings around the world. Please visit the summer travel program pages for detailed information about taking part in one of these amazing opportunities.
June 3 – July 26, 2013
Explore key issues affecting the heath of Suriname’s population and ecosystem:
- Science, practice, and policy approaches to address public health issues affecting environmental and human health
- Important aspects of disaster management
- Medicinal characteristics of plants
- Risks of environmental contamination
- Role of the ecosystem as a vital component to community health
- Field Trips – overnight trip to the rainforest; see Guyanese dolphins; orchids and bird sanctuary
Please visit the Suriname summer program page for additional information.
TRMD 6790-01: Interdisciplinary Research Methods in Tropical Medicine in Peru
Course Dates: 8/5/13 to 8/16/13
Locations: Lima and Tumbes.
This two-week course is designed to provide a comprehensive review of epidemiologic principles and practices applied to public health and tropical medicine field studies. The course combines lectures, case study, and hands-on training in the design, conduct and publication of epidemiological field investigations and research. The fieldwork component includes specific abilities, such as household interviews, collection of biological specimens from humans and household animals, trapping small mammals, vector collection, and basic parasitology, bacteriology and virological techniques in BSL 2/3 laboratories. The course’s faculty roster is composed by a selection of international researchers from different areas who conduct research in Peru. This course is directed to students who have completed at least an introductory course in epidemiology, have a basic understanding of field investigations and disease biology, and who will use field methods in their work or study.
For more information, contact Kasi Guillot at email@example.com.