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Off-Campus Extended Studies Course

May or Winter Term off-campus study project with an anthropological theme.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits

May Term information

Angela Castaneda,
Mandy Brookins

183AA: Public Health, Community and Culture in Cuba (off-campus)

In this course, students will become integrated in the local community and have the opportunity to experience health care delivery and culture in Cuba (topics include)-Training health professionals for the world's underserved communities -visit to the Latin American Medical School (ELAM) to exchange with US medical students and faculty -A community polyclinic and neighborhood family doctor-nurse office to talk with health care providers -A Biotech pharmaceutical company -A Maternal-child health programs -Elderly Day Centers: a continuous learning opportunity -Art and music in Havana communities. In addition, we travel outside of Havana to rural areas to compare the health care in these communities. This is just a glimpse of what you will be able to see in Cuba. Students will have the opportunity to live with host families, meet people from all walks of life, and see how health interfaces with the environment, education, and culture in Cuba. A minimum basic level of Spanish language is highly recommended.

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