A Study on the Curriculum of Global Health Education

글로벌 건강교육 교과과정에 관한 연구

  • Choi, Kyung Sook (Department of Nursing, Chung-Ang University) ;
  • Kim, Hack Sun (Department of Nursing, Wonkwang Health Science University) ;
  • Lee, So Young (Department of Nursing, Chung-Ang University) ;
  • Dressel, Anne (Center for Global Health Equity (CGHE), College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM)) ;
  • Galvao, Loren W. (Center for Global Health Equity (CGHE), College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM)) ;
  • Jun, Myunghee (College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM))
  • 최경숙 (중앙대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 김학선 (원광 보건대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 이소영 (중앙대학교 대학원 간호학과) ;
  • ;
  • ;
  • 전명희 (미국 위스콘신 대학교 간호대학)
  • Received : 2016.03.11
  • Accepted : 2016.05.11
  • Published : 2016.05.31


Purpose: This study aimed to understand current global health education and suggest its future direction for Korean undergraduate nursing students. Methods: After reviewing literature to identify key concepts applicable to global health nursing curricula, the authors analyzed global health curricula from 98 nursing colleges by using a framework that was developed for this study. Results: Among the 201 nursing colleges, 98 (48.8%) schools offered one or more global health-related courses. The titles of these courses were divided into two categories: Multiculturalism and international nursing. Multicultural courses were offered mainly for freshmen (40.5%) or sophomore students (40.5%), whereas international nursing courses were offered mainly for senior students (35.9%). These courses trained nursing students to be culturally competent in providing nursing care for immigrants or foreign travelers living in South Korea. Conclusions: It is evident that interest in global health education is growing in South Korea. However, the scope and content of global health education needs to be broadened beyond multiculturalism and international nursing so that it can prepare nursing students to promote global health equity, reduce global health disparities, and work competently with globally-focused organizations.


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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