Training the new generation of students in global health at a peruvian university

Authors

  • Walter H. Curioso Facultad de Salud Pública y Administración “Carlos Vidal Layseca”, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Facultad de Medicina “Alberto Hurtado”, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Médico, Magister en Salud Pública. Especialista en Informática Biomédica.
  • Marcela Lazo-Escalante Facultad de Salud Pública y Administración “Carlos Vidal Layseca”, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Médico cirujano.
  • Eduardo Gotuzzo Facultad de Medicina “Alberto Hurtado”, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Instituto de Medicina Tropical “Alexander von Humboldt”, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Médico infectólogo
  • Hector H. García Departamento de Microbiología. Facultad de Ciencias y Filosofía “Alberto Cazorla Talleri”, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Médico, Doctor en Salud Pública.
  • Robert H. Gilman Departamento de Microbiología. Facultad de Ciencias y Filosofía “Alberto Cazorla Talleri”, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. Médico, Doctor en Ciencias.
  • Patricia J. García Facultad de Salud Pública y Administración “Carlos Vidal Layseca”, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Médico, Magister en Salud Pública. Médico infectólogo.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2008.253.1275

Keywords:

Global health, Education, Public health professional, Medical education, Research

Abstract

In July 2007, the Global Health Program in Peru (www.globalhealthperu.org) at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) organized a course entitled “Basic concepts in Global Health” for undergraduate students at UPCH and foreign students. Objective. Report the evaluation of the course. Material and methods. We measured the participants’ knowledge by a pre- and post-test. An end-of-course evaluation was also applied. Finally, a nine-month follow-up evaluation survey was conducted. Results. Twenty-four participants were enrolled in the course. Of 30 questions, the mean % score increased from 45.6 pre test (SD = 8.37) to 68.8 (SD = 14.46) for the post test (P < 0.0001, n = 24). At the end-of-course evaluation, most of the comments (54%) about the course were positive. The main perceived strength of the course was the relevance and the innovation of the topics (31%), and the quality of the speakers (25%). The main perceived weakness was the short time for some presentations (42%) and that some professors/topics were difficult to understand (18%). 92% ranked the course as very good/excellent (22/24), 100% evaluated the utility of the course as useful/very useful. 88% (21/24) would recommend this course to other students. At the nine-month follow-up survey, 88% (15/17) of students put in practice what they learnt during the course. Conclusions. The course increased knowledge of participants and their comments towards the course were positive. The course “Basic concepts in global health” could be a model for other national or international undergraduate training programs.

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Published

2008-09-30

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How to Cite

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Curioso WH, Lazo-Escalante M, Gotuzzo E, García HH, Gilman RH, García PJ. Training the new generation of students in global health at a peruvian university. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2008 Sep. 30 [cited 2024 May 25];25(3). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/1275

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