2018 HEALTHCARE AND PUBLIC HEALTH STUDY EXPERIENCE TO GREAT BRITAIN

2018 Healthcare and Public Health
Study Experience to Great Britain

March 8–17, 2018

This study experience includes options for:

  • Continuing Education Units/Hours (CEUs)
  • Category l CECHs for Certified Health Education Specialists
  • Undergraduate academic credits
  • Graduate academic credits

The overall purpose of this popular Study Experience to Great Britain—offered since 1989—is to foster more health-related linkages and partnerships between the United States and Great Britain. A major focus of this study experience is to explore how the British healthcare system is addressing challenges likely to be created by BREXIT while bearing in mind that challenges engulfing the U.S. healthcare system.

Highlights of this experience include:

  • An opportunity to engage in reviews and discussions about comparisons of the respective healthcare and public health systems.
  • A review of the challenges posed by BREXIT.
  • Expanded time in London, to include a specially-arranged meeting with Dr. Peter Piot, the renowned Professor and Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, as he discusses with us his involvement in the discovery and naming of the Ebola Virus.
  • Special visitations to include the London Broad Street Pump with a history of the great cholera epidemic, the Houses of Parliament, the International Prime Meridian, the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Dr. Edward Jenner's clinic and home in the Berkeley countryside.
  • Lodging and discussions at St. Anne's College, The University of Oxford, with an extended tour of the world-renowned Bodleian Library.
  • A special Farewell Dinner with repast, reflections, and recognition.

Goals:

  • Provide an overview of the healthcare and public health systems offered through the National Health Service (NHS) and other health-related providers in Great Britain
  • Compare and contrast the British healthcare and public health systems with the systems in the United States
  • Provide an overview of health education and health promotion strategies for health enhancement—individual and population-based—in Great Britain
  • Compare and contrast the British health education and health promotion strategies with the strategies applied in the United States
  • Connect participants with key cultural aspects of Great Britain that have health-related impacts
  • Engage participants in experiences that align with their interests and professional needs
  • Provide an historic, social and cultural context for health and health promotion in Great Britain