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International Health Care Systems, March 6-16, 2013, NURS 379 (3 hrs)
Cost: based on 9 participants: $3,450
Application due: Wednesday, October 31
Travel grant due: Wednesday, October 31
Deposit due ($800): Friday, November 30
Balance due (approximately $2,650): Friday, January 25
Final payment is an estimate and is subject to change.
The British National Health Service (NHS) was created in 1948 out of a general consensus that the previous systems were not working and that access to health care was a right for all citizens, not just those who could afford it. Fast forward about 60 years and it is hard to find Brits who can imagine not having free health care. Yet it is not a perfect system and faces challenges as it continues to grow and change to keep up with medical advancements, the changing needs of the population and health care costs.
This Study Abroad Course provides you with opportunities to learn about the NHS and the challenges it faces firsthand. Through visits to the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery and the Royal College of Surgeons, you can learn about the many facets that went into creating and now maintaining the NHS. You'll witness the educational differences and roles for selected health care providers. By studying a system that has experienced over a half-century's worth of growth and development, you will be better equipped to analyze the current systems in the US and guide the changes that will come with the new system being created.
On-campus class sessions: TBA. You are also required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation session conducted by the Office of Study Abroad.
Class participation, including contribution to discussions and attendance, is expected in all phases of the Course. Students are responsible for completing pre-departure assignments including readings and discussion participation, attendance and active participation during on-site visits, guest lectures and activities as well as completion of assigned worksheets while in the UK, and post-return research, readings, and a presentation. Questions about course content should be directed to Dr. Julie Baylor or Dr. P. Lea Monahan (contact info on reverse).
• Minimum junior status • Minimum 3.0 GPA • Good standing with Student Judicial Programs
• Restricted to Nursing, Health Education, Health Sciences, Biology, Pre-Med Social Work and Business majors
Total enrollment for the Course is limited to 12 students.
Academic Information Study Abroad
Dr. Julie Baylor Dr. P. Lea Monahan Kim McDaniel
125 Currens Hall 125 Currens Hall 344 Memorial Hall
298-2571 298-2571 298-2504
JK-Baylor@wiu.edu PL-Monahan@wiu.edu KD-McDaniel@wiu.edu