APRU Global Health Online Courses

October 8 (Thur)

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. (Hong Kong Time GMT+8)    Time Zone Converter 


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Please contact Elaine Hung at aprusilm@apru.org if you have any questions.

APRU Global Health Online Courses -  

Global Health Leadership &

Global Health Ethics in Research and Practice

About this session:


This session will begin with an overview of the courses from the Program Director, followed by a discussion with former students and current faculty participants on their feedback. Participants will also be invited to join one of the courses live to observe a course in real time.

These Global Health courses are interdisciplinary and are suitable for staff and students coming from all disciplines. Faculty and students of law, public health, medicine, engineering, philosophy, anthropology, nursing, veterinary, etc. will particularly find this session beneficial.


By attending the faculty panel you will:

  • Learn about the two distance education courses offered by the APRU Global Health Program

  • Assess the benefits of this pedagogical model for students from diverse disciplines and cultures

  • Hear perspectives of faculty and students that have participated in the courses 

  • Observe student-led breakout room discussions around case studies in global health ethics.


  • Introduction by Dr Mellissa Withers, Program Director, APRU Global Health Program Director (10 minutes) 

  • Presentations and sharing by Faculty and Former Students of Distance Learning Courses (15 minutes)

  • Questions from participants (15 minutes)

  • Observation of live course of Global Health Ethics in Research and Practice (15 minutes)


Mellissa WITHERS

Associate Professor, Institute on Inequalities in Global Health

Keck School of Medicine 

University of Southern California

Director, APRU Global Health Program

More about Mellissa

Faculty panelists:   


Professor of Life Science, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Division of Life Science 

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

More about King


Medical Lecturer

Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine

University of Malaya


More about Tharani


Institute for Legal Research   

National Autonomous University of Mexico

More about María

Student panelists:   


Student of Master of Public Health 

University of Malaya

More about Hana

Andrew BLANK

Student of Master of Public Health 

University of Southern California

More about Andrew

John Joseph (J.J.) B. POSADAS

Assistant Professor and

Coordinator of the Public Health Nursing Specialty Group 

College of Nursing

University of the Philippines

More about J.J.


About Global Health Online Courses:


Now in their fifth year, the two virtual global health courses have four to five APRU member universities signing on live every week for 10 weeks. These graduate-level courses examine bioethics and global health leadership from multiple disciplines and cultural orientations. They afford students the opportunity to interact with world-renowned guest speakers, participate in small group discussions around real-world case studies, and work in international teams on a group project.

In this semester we have guest speakers coming from the following member universities:

Global Health Leadership:

Global Health Ethics in Research and Practice:

















Testimonial from our former student:


"This course not only presented interesting subject materials, but gave me the unique opportunity to interact with students from all over the world. The logistics of bringing everyone together from several different time zones made for a once-in-a-lifetime experience in which I was able to see how international students think and learn.”

-Chantel Aftab, University of Southern California 

Click here to learn more about the Global Health Distance Learning courses.