India: Global Health, Globalization & Leadership Course

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Course Description

In this course participants will learn about health and health care delivery in the context of globalization in India. The course is designed to convey the significance of the social determinants of health in a globalized world, with an emphasis on globalization, economic growth and development, and their effects on health.

This course is taught through a combination of classroom-based activities and site visits to health care facilities, cultural sites, and community locations. Also included is an intensive leadership workshop which focuses on leadership skills needed to function in a globalized world.

The course has been designed with particular emphasis on including learners from various disciplines to broaden perspectives and enrich the learning experience.


  • Shailey Prasad, University of Minnesota Medical School, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health; and Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health
  • R. Balasubramaniam (Balu) |  Vivekananda Institute of Indian Studies (VIIS), Mysore, India 
  • Community Instructors: Instructors from SVYM and their partner organization

Course Details

Application instructions will be added to the individual course pages once available. Join our mailing list if you are interested in the program and you would like us to send you more information regarding registration and details as it becomes available.

    Host Organizations

    Vivekananda Institute of Indian Studies (VIIS) logoThis program is offered in partnership with the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM)  and Vivekananda Institute of Indian Studies (VIIS), a unit of SVYM. They have worked in the fields of health, public health, advocacy, and education in southern India for three decades, and have educational collaborations with institutes of higher education around the world. 

    Go Safe Program health and safety information is available at GO SAFE.