Global Health Perspectives (HLST 400) takes place at two Ukrainian universities, the State Medical University in Ternopil (TSMU) and the Ukrainian Catholic University, School of Language and Culture in Lviv. In this course, you connect with policy makers, health care workers, students, faculty and health care agencies from the Ukraine, gaining a deeper understanding of current and future global health issues and opportunities and your role as a global citizen and a healthcare professional. This is a three-credit course.
Travel to and within the Ukraine from May 8 to 27, 2018
Learn MacEwan University, Ternopil State Medication University and Ukrainian Catholic University instructors
Attend Ukrainian language classes, lectures and simulations
Tour the host cities, their hospitals and their health facilities
Faculty coordinators for HLST 400 will visit classrooms to discuss this Study Abroad opportunity.
If you apply for and are accepted into the course, you will be required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation and meet with HLST 400 faculty and fellow students to prepare for your study abroad experience.
Through interactive learning activities, clinical simulations, group projects, debates and lectures, with inter-professional groups of students (from programs such as nursing, medicine, pharmacy and social work), you will exchange ideas and best practices with fellow MacEwan students and with students from TSMU and Ukrainian Catholic University, School of Language and Culture.
The impact of the curriculum will be assessed through group projects, reflections, simulations and Global Awareness Week presentations.
Upon successful completion of this three-credit course, you will be able to:
Examine the historical perspectives of global health development
Analyze the key issues and emerging challenges that influence global health priorities, policy, research and practice agendas
Evaluate evidence-informed knowledge specific to global health interventions that aim to improve health outcomes
Appraise health promotion, social justice and equity in the global community
Analyze selected global health models, frameworks, programs and initiatives
Apply knowledge relevant to population health in a global setting
Attend all components of the course
Represent MacEwan University in accordance with the Code of Conduct
Be in good academic standing with a minimum grade average of C- in the prior term
Have one of the following: successful completion of HLST 354; successful completion of HLST 320; consent of the Department
Students who are not in the nursing program
If you are not a nursing student, but wish to apply, you still need to meet the above requirements and have permission from the Faculty of Nursing and your Chair and/or Dean.
You are responsible for confirming, in consultation with your program advisor, that this course can be used as a credit towards your program of study.
To apply for this course, pick up and complete an application form from MacEwan International (7-105), from the Faculty of Nursing Dean’s office (Rm 9-511) or on the Faculty of Nursing student blackboard. Submit the completed form to Alison Vick or bring a paper copy to Room 9-511.
Deadline to apply: December 15, 2017
You will be notified of acceptance by January 3, 2018.
This course offers the opportunity for analysis of perspectives that affect the global health community including social justice, health equity, gender, human rights, political agendas and ethical issues. Principles and concepts of global health are examined with an emphasis on key health issues, priorities and emerging challenges. Global partnerships/initiatives and innovations that focus on improving health outcomes and reducing global health inequities are considered. A two-week national or international field placement following lecture content includes a range of activities designed to connect students with policy makers, health care workers, students, faculty and health agencies. Note: HLST 400 may be used to fulfill the requirement for an open, senior, or senior NURS elective in the BScN program.
Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C- in HLST 354, HLST 320 OR consent of the department.
Application deadline: December 15, 2017 Acceptance notification: January 3, 2018 Non-refundable deposit deadline: January 31, 2018
If you are interested in this unique study abroad opportunity, please contact one of the faculty coordinators.
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