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Medicine & Scientific Research

A free Student to World online course from Global Nomads Group

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Medicine & Scientific Research

Explore medical systems in various countries, sustainable waste management in medical facilities, and how careers in Medicine and Scientific Research take shape worldwide.

Medicine and Scientific Research provides youth with knowledge and skills to equip them to explore a career in this field. Youth learn about global healthcare, from home remedies to national healthcare systems. Youth consider different types of sustainable healthcare, from ‘green’ healthcare to eco-friendly hospitals. Learning about the concept of healthcare justice, youth learn how bias and discrimination can operate within healthcare systems. Youth also consider sustainability practice as they relate to waste management in medical facilities and scientific research practices to increase sustainability in the medical field.

Global Nomads Group leverages the power of storytelling to promote empathy and bring social issues to life through day-to-day realities. Read real, impactful, stories from youth participants around the world that reveal deep truths about global issues. Then youth can enhance the conversation by sharing their own stories with fellow Student to World users and participate in moderated live conversations.

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Who Should Register

Classroom teachers and school administrators.

Group leaders & mentors
Afterschool programs and groups, faith-based organizations, scouting, clubs, etc.

Independent learners
Individual youth participants


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Text + Video Formats

Experience this content through your choice of learning paths.

Text-based course

Includes written text, images, videos, and multimedia.

Content is available in a growing selection of languages.

Video-based course

The same content, but explained through video conversations.

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Learning Modules

Module 1: Everyday Health

Youth learn about types of healthcare and the accessibility of healthcare for different people. They also explore the concept of home remedies and traditional medicine.

Module 2: Everyday Healthcare Systems

Youth explore bias and discrimination across healthcare systems, taking into account justice and physical environments. They also learn about different economic models for healthcare systems.

Module 3: Everyday Health And Sustainability

Youth consider the importance of environmental health, eco-friendly practices, and the ‘green’ healthcare industry as they reflect on the materials used in healthcare.

Module 4: Everyday Action

Youth read about the skills needed for a future in the Medicine and Scientific Research industry. They design goals in order to further explore a career in this field, keeping in mind justice and sustainability.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about healthcare as a right and/or a privilege.
  • Explore different ways to access healthcare.
  • Explore traditional medicine and home remedies around the world and why people use them.
  • Learn about health and well-being in terms of physical environments.
  • Consider different economic models for healthcare systems.
  • Consider biases and discrimination within healthcare systems.
  • Learn about health tourism.
  • Consider the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare systems across the world.
  • Learn about environmental health.
  • Explore the idea of single use plastics in healthcare.
  • Understand the ‘green’ healthcare industry.

Standards Alignments

The Common Career Technical Core (CCTC)

Career Ready Practices

  • Consider the environmental, social and economic impacts of decisions.
  • Plan education and career path aligned to personal goals.


Health Science Career Cluster (HL)

  • Determine academic subject matter, in addition to high school graduation requirements, necessary for pursuing a health science career.
  • Evaluate the roles and responsibilities of individual members as part of the healthcare team and explain their role in promoting the delivery of quality health care.
  • Analyze the legal and ethical responsibilities, limitations and implications of actions within the healthcare workplace.
  • Evaluate accepted ethical practices with respect to cultural, social and ethnic differences within the healthcare workplace.


Biotechnology Research & Development Career Pathway (HL-BRD)

  • Summarize and explain the larger ethical, moral and legal issues related to biotechnology research, product development and use in society


Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Career Cluster™ (ST)

  • Describe and follow safety, health and environmental standards related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workplaces.


United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

  • Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being
  • Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
  • Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production


CASEL Social & Emotional Learning

  • Self Awareness
  • Self Management
  • Responsible Decision Making


Asia Society Global Competencies

  • Investigate the world
  • Recognize perspectives
  • Communicate ideas
  • Take Action


21st Century Skills

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Information Literacy
  • Media Literacy
  • Technology Literacy
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Initiative and Self-Direction
  • Productivity and Accountability
  • Leadership and Responsibility

Designed by Youth for Youth

Each Student to World course is a product of Global Nomads Group’s unique Content Creation Lab, a virtual internship program that brings together youth leaders from around the world. Working under the guidance of subject matter experts, these participants study, synthesize information, and create age-appropriate content for their peers.

Chief of Programs and Learning Sandra Stein, Ph.D., describes the Content Creation Lab process.

“Student to World is successful in building students’ global awareness, 21st Century Skill of communication & collaboration, action-orientation, and empathy.”

Cogent Evaluation, Program Evaluation (2020)

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Teachers, Educators, & Leaders

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