Study Public Health Abroad During Summer 2014 programs

Openings are still available for the following Falk College study abroad programs this summer:

HTW 400/600—Comparative Health Policy
May 24-June 14, 2014

This six-credit undergraduate and graduate course will use a variety of modalities for students to learn about comparative health policies. Students will visit Geneva, Amsterdam, and Morocco to fully immerse themselves in settings that take different policy approaches to health problems. Taught by Dr. Lutchmie Narine, students will have the opportunity to visit important health care institutions (e.g., the World Health Organization in Geneva) and participate in discussions with health care leaders in each country which will provide first hand insight into health policy making process. Against this stimulating background, assignments and class-wide discussions will be undertaken for course topics that focus directly on different approaches to the delivery of health care and extending beyond to the social and demographic factors that shape the making and implementation of health policies across nations.

HTW 412/HTW 612—Drug Policy in Global Perspective
May 13 –May 27, 2014

For the fourth consecutive year, Drug Policy in Global Perspective (HTW 412/HTW 612) is being offered through Public Health and Addiction Studies. This is an unprecedented time of debate and change in US and international drug policy. Operating from Amsterdam, as the primary study location, this course exposes participants to effective harm reduction and pragmatic public health strategies that address alcohol, other drugs, and addictive behavior from a human rights perspective. Students will examine decriminalized drug policies of the Netherlands and learn about drug policies from around the world while attending the 2014 International Society for the Study of Drug Policy Conference in Rome, Italy. Taught by Dr. Dessa Bergen-Cico, the course is three credits and runs for two weeks.