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You can earn two credit hours and have the opportunity to critically observe the Chinese healthcare system through participation in scheduled trips and one-on-one interaction with representatives from hospitals, the Ministry of Health, the local pharmaceutical business industry, western pharmaceutical companies, Shanghai University of Traditional Medicine, and Beijing University through participation in the upcoming Mayes Global Program to China?
Chinese Healthcare: A Study Tour to Shanghai & Beijing People's Republic of China June 26 -July 5, 2009
BRIEF PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
This two-credit summer study tour will provide an opportunity to study various aspects of the Chinese healthcare system - including the contrast of eastern and western medicine practices in Chinese healthcare, an overview of the pharmaceutical industry, health policy, health governance and reform, the healthcare and life insurance system, as well as cross-cultural training, customs, and etiquette. Students will have the opportunity to critically observe the Chinese healthcare system through participation in scheduled trips and one-on-one interaction with representatives from hospitals, the Ministry of Health, the local pharmaceutical business industry, western pharmaceutical companies, Shanghai University of Traditional Medicine, and Beijing University. Cultural excursions include lectures on etiquette, business customs, and Chinese progress and challenges, and visits to Yu Yuan Gardens, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, and the Great Wall.
- Compare and analyze the use of eastern and western medicine in the Chinese healthcare system.
- Describe the regulation and re-shaping of Chinese healthcare and the pharmaceutical industry.
- Discuss the impact of socio-cultural factors related to healthcare, business, and policy in China.
- Examine the similarities and differences between Chinese and US healthcare finance and reform.
ELIGIBILITY & PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
To be eligible, applicants must:
- Be enrolled as a matriculated student (in good standing, and not on academic and/or disciplinary probation or warning) at a US college/university that is accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by the US Department of Education.
- Plan to attend the full program of study while abroad and be registered for academic credit. Undergraduate, graduate, and first professional degree students will be required to register for two (2) credit hours, although the course requirements and deliverables for graduate students may be higher than for undergraduate and first professional degree students, based on how the credits will be used in partial fulfillment of specific degree requirements. Students should discuss with their academic advisor/program director how this two-credit study tour will be applied towards their degree requirements. Students should register for this two-credit study tour only after they have received approval from their academic program director.
- Meet all additional, program/course requirements, including attending all pre-departure and in-country orientation activities, specific program deadlines, and complying with insurance requirements, etc.
Applications are currently being accepted. For application materials and information, please contact Prof. Bruce Rosenthal at email@example.com or Cassandra Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.