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MC32 - Global Health Classroom: A model for interinstitutional partnerships for collaborative global health learning using digital technology

Date: Wednesday 9 September
Time: 0800-0900
Stream: 5
Theme: Curriculum

Presenters:

  • Roshit Bothara, Department of Pathology and Biomedical Science, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Malama Tafuna'i, Va’a o Tautai: Centre for Pacific Health, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • César Alberto Lucio Ramírez, Escuela de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico
  • Andrew Miller, Department of Pathology and Biomedical Science, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand

Summary:
Collaborative partnerships between institutions for global health learning should aim for reciprocity to provide mutual benefits.

Global Health Classroom (GHCR) is a case-based global health learning model involving medical students from different countries and health disciplines learning about each other’s health systems, cultures, and determinants of health in a “virtual classroom” via videoconference. It has been developed and implemented at medical schools in New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa, and Mexico. GHCR was awarded a Patil Innovation Award in AMEE 2019.

The Masterclass will focus on how teachers and institutes can utilise the GHCR for collaborative global health learning. We will also explore potential collaborations among the workshop participants.

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