NURS 671 Global Health Experience

Health care systems are extremely complex and resource-intense networks of organizations and people. Each country responds to their healthcare challenges and opportunities in a variety of ways, and although there have been great successes, it is obvious that health systems exist where rapid, unpredictable changes occur requiring new ideas and creative practices. In this course, students will be exposed to models and theories that emphasize the economic, sociological, psychological and anthropological aspects of health issues and health care practices. Students will examine how our interdependent world affects healthcare decisions and processes, and how different countries have created their own systems to respond to the particular health issues present in their society. Students will also have the option of spending two weeks in Oxford, England, which offers an unparalleled opportunity to study the latest developments in health care on a global scale - expanding their knowledge base, and broadening their personal perspective about global health. This course may include an international study experience.