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[MID2018] Presentation of Agnes Meershoek (Maastricht University) during MID2018 in Maastricht

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Presentation of Agnes Meershoek (Maastricht University) during EADTU event (MID2018) at Bonnenfantenmuseum in Maastricht

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[MID2018] Presentation of Agnes Meershoek (Maastricht University) during MID2018 in Maastricht

  1. 1. Global Health Health, Ethics & Society Maastricht University & Selected Partners Collaboration and virtual mobility in the MSc Global Health Agnes Meershoek Program director December 13, 2018 MID2018
  2. 2. Global Health Health, Ethics & Society Partnership 1. Maastricht University, The Netherlands, 28 nationalities (140) 2. McMaster University, Canada, mainly Canadian students (76) 3. Thammasat University, Thailand, student from South East Asia and Africa (20) 4. Manipal University, India, mainly Indian students (98 in 2 years) 5. Rosario University, Bogota, Colombia, mainly Colombians (35) 6. Ahfad University for Women, Omdurman, Sudan (20) 7. University of South East Norway (20) All partners have different GH curricula based on local perspective on GH and expertise
  3. 3. Global Health Health, Ethics & Society Physical mobility 1. Student exchange: elective tracks in 2nd term - Offer students the opportunity to specialize within Global Health - Get exposure to different settings - Work with a divers student population 2. India Learning Symposium - Two-weeks visit with all students to Manipal (India) - Get field exposure - Get experience in working in international/ diverse team - Practice presenting for international audience
  4. 4. Global Health Health, Ethics & Society Virtual mobility Online -Foundations of Global Health 1 & 2 Aim: - Get experience in and develop skills for working in international team - Get experience in and develop skills to work online - Course 1: policy analysis - Course 2: project management • Part of core curriculum of all partners • Mandatory
  5. 5. Global Health Health, Ethics & Society Virtual mobility Online courses – Format: - 14 weeks, 1 day a week - Groups of 6 students - (semi) self-directed - Tutor - Assignments resulting in group paper - Supporting lectures - Individual reflection report - Blackboard Collaborate - Google hangout
  6. 6. Global Health Health, Ethics & Society Virtual mobility Online courses – Challenges in logistics/ organization: - Joint online platform for all universities - Complex planning: - Number of students, different time zones, different academic calendars, different regulations Course material for ‘intercultural communication’ - Stereotyping and fixing culture - Western bias (doctors going abroad treating foreign patients)
  7. 7. Global Health Health, Ethics & Society Virtual mobility Online courses – Challenges - Quality and stability of internet - Create equality/reciprocal relationships in groups: - format (online, student centered) facilitates specific styles of working - value different types of contributions - Grading
  8. 8. Global Health Health, Ethics & Society Virtual mobility Online courses – evaluation - Student are ambivalent and feel frustration - Alumni highly appreciate the course - Accreditation committee in 2015 - Impressed by the quality of the papers - Valued the courses as a Best practice in global health

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