Exploring Student Interest in Global Health as a Component of Medical English Education


This work looks at student interest in the concept of global health as a component of medical English education. With the rise of global pandemics and the increasing interconnectedness of the world, understanding global health has become more critical. In Japan, various aspects of global health such as public health, epidemiology, social medicine, and cross-cultural awareness are taught in different medical subjects. However, Global Health as a standalone course does not seem to be part of the medical education curriculum. The results of a Global Health lecture conducted in English for medical students at a Japanese university show that students were eager to learn more about the topic, including topics like non-communicable diseases, global health burden, social factors affecting health, and health equity, as well as how to work in international settings. This suggests the need for a Global Health course taught in English for medical students in Japan to produce well-rounded, globally competent healthcare professionals.

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Hoang Nam Tran, Tokushima University, Japan
Yukie Matsuura, Tokushima University, Japan

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Conference: ECE2023
Stream: Interdisciplinary

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Tran H., & Matsuura Y. (2023) Exploring Student Interest in Global Health as a Component of Medical English Education ISSN: 2188-1162 The European Conference on Education 2023: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2188-1162.2023.17
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2188-1162.2023.17

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