Full course description
This module takes place at Manipal University in India. During the learning Symposium students will participate in 3 main activities:
- Field orientations. Students from Maastricht, Manipal, Ahfad and McMaster Universities will work together in groups of 12 students on a health related topic, and have to develop a system map on the topic their group is working on. In order to do so, they will have access to different sources of information: 1. literature. 2. visits to several sites related to the topic. 3. conversations/ interviews with stakeholders and experts. Groups have to write a report and results will be presented to other students and faculty at the end of the two weeks period.
- Weekend conference. In a scientific conference set-up, students have to present their these research proposal to their colleague students and experts. Several key note lectures from international guest speakers will be part of the program. To complete the ‘scientific’ simulation of this whole, the organising committee will invite you for a conference dinner, a traditional thali or the ‘banana leave dinner' as it is called in the Manipal learning symposium tradition.
- Presentations of project proposals of foundations 2 in front of the GAID jury.
Several cultural excursions are part of the program as well.
At the end of the module students should:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theories of health and illness relevant for field projects.
- Demonstrate ability to develop a system map.
- Communicate the findings from their projects to peers and also to non-specialist audiences and beneficiaries during field visits.
- Present research proposals to peers and receive and give feedback on these.
- Function in a global health team in a resource poor environment.