Many undergraduate programmes offer options relating to international development. For example:
‘Global Determinants of Health and Development’ taken by all 3rd Year Medical Students
Since 2008, all third-year medical students have been offered a compulsory module entitled ‘Global Determinants of Health and Development’. This is intended to provide a context for their Summer electives which they undertake after third year – approximately 70% of students work in low-income countries. The module is made up of five workshops and common plenary sessions. Guest lectures have been delivered by the International Red Cross, Medicins Sans Frontiers, Suas Educational Development and Concern among others. Student assessment involves the production of a conference-style group poster which is judged by a panel of researchers and NGO colleagues. The winner of the poster competition determines the destination of a donation from the School of Medicine to a charity of their choice.
Contact: Dr. Martina Hennessy, School of Medicine, TCD
Undergraduate students interested in development have plenty of opportunities to get involved in societies, through volunteering and through short courses, see the following for some options:
There are also many external opportunities to get involved see: