Public Health in Refugee Populations
NEW! Rev 160GS and Rev 165GS have been approved as upper-division electives for the Health Care-Social Issues minor. Consult the department for additional details.
Why You Should Go:
The Program will be an intensive course and lecture work highlighting basic aspects of population and public health and methods used to assess health in the population. This will be coupled with a clinical hands-on experience in dealing with these same issues in refugee populations in a less developed country and how the health system and Non-governmental agencies deal with the health aspects of such refugee populations. Excursions to less populated area will shed light on alternative health beliefs and care. The experience gained is likely to shape the life-long career and the understanding of health by participants.
Meet the Professor:
Al-Delaimy is the Chief of Global Health in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the UCSD School of Medicine and teaches graduate Global Health students. He worked on 4 different continents and travelled to more than 25 countries and has a multidisciplinary approach to public health as an epidemiologist. He pioneered methods for measuring tobacco smoke using toenails and is internationally recognized in this field. He also directs the California Tobacco Survey, which is a state wide multimillion project that deals with tobacco behavior and attitudes by Californians