Students enrolled in this course will complete an eight-week intensive health and development policy research project based in the Zambian context. Students will work with a Cornell peer and a local organization in Lusaka to complete and present a research paper on a global health and development topic of relevance to Zambia. This course will include collaborative and cross-cultural learning, facilitated critical reflection, and professional skill development.
Describe a public health issue through engagement in practice, policy, or research.
Examine and explain the key characteristics and interests of their host organization, hospital, institution, or research project, and how they relate to public health issue they have described and analyzed.
Analyze a public health issue integrating academic knowledge and experiential learning.
Document and explain how the applied experience advanced academic, professional, and personal learning goals.
Demonstrate the capacity to critically reflect on their own values, ethics, assumptions and actions in the context of cultures, collaborations and institutions.
Demonstrate the capacity to collaborate across differences (e.g. cultural, social, personal, economic, values, religious).