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Online global health educational resources 

Listed below are a few links to online educational courses and lectures in global & international health offered by reputable international agencies – best of all, they are FREE! 

  • Global Health Education Consortium Teaching Modules (http://globalhealtheducation.org/Modules/SitePages/Home.aspx) 
    • Has 100+ peer-reviewed global health modules on various topics, including “Global Health and Development – The Basics”, “Gender Based Violence” and “Health Economics” 
    • No registration required 
  • Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Open Courseware (http://ocw.jhsph.edu/)
    • Includes some of Johns Hopkins’ most popular courses, ranging from “Fundamentals of Epidemiology I” to “Refugee Health Care”  
    • No registration required 
  • Refugees and Global Health eLearning Program (http://www.ccirhken.ca/Learning.html)
    • Compiled by the Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health  
    • Completion of quizzes, emodules, and reading materials qualifies you for a Certificate of Completion.  
    • For more details, contact Vicky Sabourin (sabourin.vicki@gmail.com) 
  • Ethnomed: Integrating cultural information into clinical practice (http://ethnomed.org/)
    • A US-based website that contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other topics relevant to immigrant health  
    • Can browse topics based on culture (e.g. Cambodian, Somali); or by topic (e.g. Dermatology, Torture) 

Check out the CFMS website to find out more about global health education in Canada, including the global health core competencies in medical school curricula (http://www.cfms.org/index.php/global-health/projects/global-health-education-certificate-and-curriculum.html)

Local resources 

Members of the NOSMSS Global Health Committee ran a student workshop on implementing global health in medical education. Click here to download a copy of the presentation. 

National resources

  • Canadian Society for International health (http://www.csih.org/en/)
    • Links to volunteer opportunities and projects internationally and within Canada
    • MentorNet program links students or young professionals with mentors in Global Health

International resources 

  • Global Health Education Consortium (http://globalhealtheducation.org/SitePages/Home.aspx) 
    • International Health Conference  
    • Internship opportunities  
  • World Health Organization (and associated regional offices) (http://www.who.int/en/) 
    • Internship opportunities  
    • Updates on global health events and issues  
    • Guidelines and technical reports on various global health issues  
  • International Student Identity Card (ISIC) (http://www.isic.org/home.aspx) 
    • East Campus Students - ISIC cards are available at your Laurentian SGA office  
    • West Campus Students - ISIC cards are available at your Lakehead LUSU office 





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