Academic Focus: Comparative Health Care Systems Eligibility Requirements: Minimum 2.5 GPA; good academic standing; at least 18 years of age; completion of a full year of college; and currently enrolled in a college/university. Selection of participant
- London, United Kingdom
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
- The Department of Sociology and the School of Public Health jointly offer a six-week seminar and field study program focusing on issues and problems in health care delivery in Great Britain and the United States. Emphasis is on the comparative social organization of the two countries, contrasting the evolution and current status of the two health care systems.
Classroom work: Emory University sociologists and British professors conduct seminars at University College London. Daily sessions during the first week concentrate on the origins and description of the British National Health Service and the U.S. health care system. Subsequent weekly seminar meetings pertain to various components of health services in Britain. During the last week, daily seminars integrate previous lectures and culminate in lively student discussions of the pros and cons of each system.
Research Project: Throughout the course, students work on a survey research project exploring British citizens' views of the National Health Service. Students (in small groups) will conduct the survey at different locations in London, analyze the results of the survey, and make presentations integrating research results with other course material.
Internships: Students serve as observers in London health care settings such as emergency rooms, hospital specialty services, general medical practice offices, etc. several days a week during the second and third OR the fourth and fifth weeks of the program.
Field Trips: Visits to health-related and cultural sites occur during the middle four weeks of the program.
Academic Focus: Comparative Health Care Systems Eligibility Requirements: Minimum 2.5 GPA; good academic standing; at least 18 years of age; completion of a full year of college; and currently enrolled in a college/university. Selection of participants depends on background in social sciences, demonstrated interest in health care, year in school, and GPA. Courses: Undergraduate program participants take one Sociology course for a total of 8 credit hours; graduate participants take one graduate-level course for a total of 4 credit hours.
The total cost of the program includes an academic fee and a program fee for room, partial board, and insurance). For program cost please visit our website
- Setting Description:
- Residence hall accommodations are provided at University College London.