In this one-semester OSUN Network Collaborative course, students will develop program proposals to address public health challenges in other students’ countries. For example, students in Palestine will identify and then write a proposal to address key public health issues in the US, such as the US opioid epidemic or skyrocketing maternal mortality in states like Texas; students at BRAC University in Bangladesh might devise a tobacco control program for Kyrgyzstan, where lung disease is a major problem, and so on.
Students will spend most of the semester working with their own professors, in person, and then come together online, to share their findings and evaluate each other’s proposals. The course is designed to introduce students to foreign aid and international development systems and to the social, economic, political, and cultural challenges of working in societies other than their own. This is an OSUN Network Collaborative course, and we will also have four plenary sessions during the semester. These will be held online with students and professors from all the other campuses.