The Harvard Division of Continuing Education (DCE) includes the Harvard Summer School, Harvard Extension School, and learning opportunities for retirees and professional development. The Summer School offers more than 20 study abroad programs in Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The Harvard Extension School offers more than 600 courses in the liberal arts and professional fields, including numerous foreign languages offerings. Students have the same opportunities as Harvard College students to participate in global health dialogue within and beyond the University in short-term collaborations, summer experiences, and formal and informal dialogue.
The Division of Continuing Education offers a Premedical postbaccalaureate program that offers the opportunity and flexibility to fulfill course requirements needed to prepare for further studies in health sciences, particularly medical and dental school. The program is an excellent opportunity for students who already hold an undergraduate degree in other disciplines that contribute to global health—for example, the liberal arts, technology, anthropology, religion, or culture—to gain needed prerequisites for a career within the health care sector.
Global Health Challenges: Complexities of Evidence-Based Policy, taught by Professor Sue Goldie, is an online course which allows distance learners from anywhere in the world to learn about the basics of global health and engage with other students from diverse backgrounds about important global issues. Students learn how to conceptualize and measure disease burden at the population level while reading research articles and case studies on the most pressing current global health threats.