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Drexel Fall Break in Cuba: Global Health (Outgoing Program)
- Locations: Cienfuegos, Cuba
- Program Terms: Fall
- Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
This course will provide students with a distributed and evaluated global health training experience that require students to synthesize and integrate knowledge acquired from readings and other learning experiences, and apply theory and principles in a situation that approximates some aspect of professional practice in global health and international development. The theme and geographic focus of this course for Fall break 2019 is Community Health and Environment (CHE). This section also covers a variety of region-specific health topics to include:
Students will be mentored through one of the field experiences by a faculty member, and will complete individual and group assignments as well as a 2-week field experience coordinated by preceptors from partnering NGOs, international agencies, Ministries of Health and foreign institutions in the global health practice setting. Site and theme specific cross-cultural training and pre-departure orientation assignments will be required and included in the online portion of the course.
Participants will be mentored in daily community health immersion field experiences witnessing firsthand the integrated approaches to healthcare and public health in Cuba, led collaboratively by CIVITAS Global Education Services, the University of Cienfuegos, and Drexel University.
Graduate students will be registered for course PBHL 708. Graduate students may take the class for 3 or for 6 credits, and will be billed per credit. Taking the class for fewer than 3 credits is not an option.
Undergraduate students will be registered for CHP 499, a 3-credit class. All students will be registered for 3 credits as part of their fall term course load. Undergraduate students must leave space for the 3 credits in their fall term credit load or will have to pay for exceeding the 20 credit maximum. Graduate students will be billed per credit. The 3 credits for this program are not optional.
Once you have opened an application, please contact Idris Robinson to schedule your faculty interview, which is part of the application process.
PBHL 708: Joseph Amon, PhD, MSPH
CHP 299: Idris Robinson, MPH
Michelle Rogers, PhD
Idris Robinson, MPH
Arrival Date: September 9, 2019
Departure Date: September 20, 2019
Tentative Itinerary 2019:
|Day 1||Travel Day||Day 7||Visit to Sociedad Grafica de Cienfuegos
Workshop: Sources of Natural Medicine and the Use of Medicinal Plants
Visit to Castillo de Jagua Community Project
|Day 2||Local and Architectural History Discussions
|Day 8||Mental Health and Well-Being
Different Project presentations
|Day 3||Green and Alternative Medicine
Health Promotion Projects
Afro-Cuban Rhythms Dance Class
Visit of Project "Las minas"
Visit to the Culture Center for the ARts Benny More
|Day 9||Visit to Maternity Home
Comparative Perspectives on Infant Health
Intrauterine Speech Therapy Stimulation Project
Visit to Infant Health Promotion Community Projects
|Day 4||Environmental Health and Infectious Diseases
Urban Agriculture and the Environment
|Day 10||Presentation of Final Projects|
|Day 5||Visit to local Polyclinic
Cuban Popular Dance Class
Visit to Farm Los Mangos
|Day 11||Museum of la Batalla de Giron
Visit to Caleta Buena
|Day 6|| Meet with director of "Circulo de Abuelos"
Meet with Director of "Catedra de Adulto Mayor" - visit to Community Project for Senior Adults
|Day 12||Depart for Santa Clara for departure
Due 05/26/2019 - $500 Advance Payment + $25 Application Fee
Due 07/01/2019 - $2180 Final Payment
*All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons.
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