TEN is a global network of healthcare organisations and institutions that offer elective placements for healthcare professionals and students interested in gaining practical experience in Global Health. The network includes placements in a wide range of settings, including hospitals, clinics, emergency and pre-hospital services, public health organisations, and non-governmental organisations. TEN also provides a platform for participants to share their experiences, connect with other healthcare professionals and students, and access resources and support for furthering their global health education.
At TEN we believe Global Health education is an important component of healthcare education and international volunteering because it helps students and professionals to understand the social, economic, and political factors that influence health systems and health outcomes in different parts of the world. By learning about these factors, students are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop effective healthcare interventions that meet the needs of communities in different parts of the world. Global Health education also provides participants with the skills necessary to advocate for the health and well-being of communities worldwide. TEN’s mandate is therefore to equip Global Health practitioners with the theoretical grounding to inform their practical experiences. We believe that only through understanding both the theoretical and practical applications of Global Health can practitioners learn how to work with policymakers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to develop policies and initiatives that promote Global Health.
In short, TEN provides a unique opportunity for healthcare students and professionals to gain valuable experience in Global Health, while also contributing to positive change in communities around the world. Through Global Health education and cross-cultural exchange, volunteers can develop the skills and knowledge needed to become effective healthcare professionals in an increasingly interconnected world.
As part of its commitment to Global Health education TEN has developed the new Foundation in Global Health online course. Aimed at newly qualified doctors embarking on their Foundation Years 1 and 2 we hope that this programme can encourage better understanding of Global Health in qualified practitioners.
The Foundation in Global Health is an online course that aims to provide Junior Doctors with a deeper understanding of Global Health issues and to develop the skills and competencies needed to engage in effective Global Health work. The course is designed for newly qualified doctors who are interested in pursuing careers in Global Health, including international healthcare volunteering, research, and policy.
The course includes two modules taught during FY1 and FY2 these two ten week modules cover topics such as healthcare systems, communicable and non- communicable diseases, health promotion, and healthcare ethics. Participants will also learn about the importance of cultural competency, advocacy, and public health strategies in promoting Global Health.
Through a combination of online lectures, interactive discussions, and hands-on learning experiences, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of key Global Health topics, including disease prevention and control, health promotion, healthcare systems, and epidemiology.
Experienced Global Health practitioners and experts in the field will teach the course and guide participants through case studies, discussions, and group projects. By the end of the programme, participants will have developed a strong foundation in Global Health, including the skills and competencies necessary to design, implement, and evaluate effective Global Health programmes.
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
Describe the main determinants of health (social, environmental, and commercial) and how they vary across different populations and contexts.
Explain the global burden of disease and its distribution and identify major health challenges facing different regions of the world.
Analyse health systems and policies in different countries and compare and contrast different models of healthcare delivery.
Critically evaluate different approaches to addressing Global Health challenges, including prevention, treatment, and policy interventions
Demonstrate an understanding of cultural competence and the importance of working with local communities and stakeholders in Global Health work.
Develop practical skills and competencies for Global Health work, including project management, research methods, and communication strategies.