This is an intensive program that will teach students about various health systems throughout the world and have the opportunity to observe more closely the Ecuadorean health system available to both the public and private sector. Through site visits to
- Quito, Ecuador
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
- This course will involve the study of global health from the perspective of the various stakeholders: populations, governments, non-governmental organizations, (NGO)s, health care providers and health educators. Social, political, economic, legal and ethical perspectives will be addressed. This course will be offered in Ecuador. Current public health issues and new models for providing health care will provided using Ecuador as a case example to consider creative solutions to current problems and challenges for the future. Using a case-based approach, students will analyze and develop potential solutions and options for addressing global health care issues and create strategies for improving the health of specific populations.
This is an intensive program that will teach students about various health systems throughout the world and have the opportunity to observe more closely the Ecuadorean health system available to both the public and private sector. Through site visits to various health care facilities, students learn about the many challenges faced by indigenous, poor people and also see facilities in the private sector that resemble state of the art health care facilities in the developed world. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to study health care delivery systems through the world with specific emphasis on Ecuador. Through cultural events and activities, the students learn not only the history of the country and the people, but also do a short term stay in an indigenous community and participate in the life of the people from cooking food with the host families to plowing the fields, hiking a medicinal plant trail. Students will do home stays with experienced families and will participate in the life of the family.
The program will consist of didactic lectures for three hours per day, Monday through Friday. This curriculum will be supplemented by structured site visits and other interactions with local culture, including indigenous populations. These visits, which include a weekend stay in San Clemente, will focus on how remote indigenous communities access public health care, as well as the challenges they face in doing so.
- Setting Description:
- Housing & Meals: Students will be housed in homestays with Ecuadoran families for the duration of their visit in Quito. In addition, three meals per day will be included in the cost of the program. Cultural Activities: Visits to the following sites are included as supplemental to the course curriculum: Museo Guayasamin Indigenous communities of Tingo Pukara and San Clemente Various health care facilities (public and private) City tour of colonial Quito
- $3,732 (estimated cost)
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