Curriculum

Branch for International Surgical Care Online Graduate Courses

SURG 510 – Surgical care in International Health

Upon successful completion of this course learners will have:

  • an increased understanding of the global status of unmet surgical need
  • a broader appreciation of the ethical issues, the role of advocacy, and the models of surgical care education in international surgery
  • knowledge of the need for injury prevention strategies and for global maternal mortality and morbidity solutions
  • new perspectives on the spectrum of involvement in international surgical activities including volunteerism
  • familiarity with the principles of development in international surgery

SURG 512 – Global Disability: A Surgical Care Mandate

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will have:

  • an understanding of the global status of impairment and disability due to unmet surgical need
  • a familiarity with the international conventions and policy documents of the United Nations and World Health Organization with reference to surgical implications in health and disability
  • the ability to outline the spectrum of involvement of surgical activities in preventing and treating disabling impairments
  • the ability to explain the need for workforce capacity building and infrastructure enhancement to meet the need
  • the ability to discuss proven strategies in overcoming the barriers to effective surgical care of disabling conditions
  • the ability to elaborate on some of the ethical controversies and dilemmas in meeting a service need in the context of limited available resources

SURG 514 – Surgical Care in Humanitarian Disaster Response

Upon successful completion of this course learners will have:

  • an understanding of the complexity of the global burden and trends of humanitarian disasters
  • an understanding of the phases of a humanitarian disaster
  • the ability to describe and critique select responses to humanitarian disasters
  • the ability to outline and defend the essentials for adequate surgical care in any disaster response

SPPH 540 – Program Planning and Evaluation with a surgical care focus

Program planning and evaluation are core competencies for public health practice. Upon successful completion of this course learners will have:

  • an understanding of the relationship between program planning and evaluation
  • the ability to develop a program plan that includes a needs assessment
  • a familiarity with the professional evaluation standards
  • the ability to develop a logic model and know how to use it to guide an evaluation
  • the ability to develop an evaluation proposal