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England: Health Care in a Changing Multicultural Society


If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact Dr. Mary Dahl Maher for application materials.


Please contact:
Dr. Mary Dahl Maher
Assistant Professor in Nursing & Program Coordinator
Phone: (585) 389-2711
Office: Smyth Hall 283C

England: Health Care in a Changing Multicultural Society

Course Description

For the past five years, students have been able to participate in the Health NSG 336K course in the United Kingdom.

This course offers the student the opportunity to critically examine the search for health in contemporary American society. Demographic, sociological, cross-cultural, economic and epidemiological variables affecting health-seeking behavior and health care delivery will be considered. Classic issues of access, cost, and quality of health care will comprise the framework of the course, accented by the rapid evolution of health care changes unfolding before us. Historical imperatives, ethical dilemmas, legal implications, and issues of social justice will emerge as the underpinnings of our investigation of American and international health care. This course meets the writing intensive and global course requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Participation in this course will enable students to:

1. Assess personal interests and learning needs in relation to cultural diversity and health care in the U.S. and abroad.

2. Critically examine current ways that health care is sought in the U.S. and abroad by diverse populations and speculate about future directions.

3. Analyze care delivery systems in the search for health in the U.S. and other nations.

4. Demonstrate health professionals’ roles in advocating for improved health of diverse populations.

5. Compare and contrast innovative models designed to improve the health of diverse groups in global communities.

6. Examine trends and issues affecting access, cost and quality of health care from a global perspective.

7. Analyze literature that has implications for the improvement of health care.

Program Details


Associated with enrollment in Summer Session A 2014.

Please click here for a sample itinerary from March 2012.

Costs and Financial Aid

The costs of the trip is approximately $2,000, including airfare.

Application Deadlines

Applications for the next trip are due on April 1, 2014.

Travel Documents

A valid passport is required for this trip.

Living Accommodations

Group accommodations in small hotel or hostel (depending on availability).

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