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Drexel 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 variable credit (3-6) 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.
Joseph Amon, PhD, MSPH
Michelle Rodgers, PhD
Idris Robinson, MPH
Arrival Date: September 7, 2019
Departure Date: September 21, 2019
(2019 tentative itinerary coming soon)
|Day 1||Travel Day||Day 8||Afro-Cuban Culture|
|Day 2||Introduction to Universal Health in Cuba||Day 9||Commercial Medical Services|
|Day 3||Public Health in Cuba||Day 10||Popular Education in Cuba|
|Day 4||Maternal and Infant health||Day 11||Well Being and Quality of Life|
|Day 5||Traditional Medicine||Day 12||Biodiversity and Environmental Services|
|Day 6||Cuban Rural Health||Day 13||Student Presentations|
|Day 7||Urban WASH||Day 14||Marine Ecology|
Due 05/1/2019 - $500 Advance Payment + $25 Application Fee
Due 07/01/2019 - Final Payment (TBD)
*All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons.
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