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Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: None
Marquette Scholarships & Grants Eligible: Faculty-led Program Minimum GPA: 2.75
Subject Areas Where Courses Have Been Approved: College of Nursing Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Credit Type: Marquette Credit Boren Awards Preferred Location: No
Internships: No Service Learning/Community Engagement: Yes
Volunteering: Yes Faculty Leader: Christine Schindler
Program Description:


Global Health Concepts in South Africa will be taught by the College of Nursing faculty. The content of the course will focus on four main areas including: 1) explaining basic global health concepts 2) discussing the social, economic, and political elements that impact the health of nations and the world's population 3) describing how government and non-governmental organizations work to achieve the World Health organization's health goals, and 4) applying basic global health concepts to the South African population.

Tentative Itinerary:
-Dec. 27: Arrival
-Dec. 28: Orientation to Kimberly House, Observatory District, In country course overview
-Dec. 29: Orientation to Service Learning Sites/ Guest speaker on public/private hospital system
-Dec. 30: Robben Island
-Dec. 31: Local theater production
-Jan. 1-4: Service Learning sites
-Jan. 5: District Six Museum/ Group dinner in observatory neighborhood
-Jan. 6: Table Mountain
-Jan 7: Waterfromt District
-Jan. 8-11: Service Learning Sites
-Jan. 12: Travel back to US 


This course will satisfy the requirement for HEAL 4951. It will examine a collection of global health issues with a focus on how broad biosocial analysis might be used to improve the delivery of services designed to lessen the burden of disease, especially among those living in poverty. Students participate in service learning activities in selected organizations focused on community education, health issues, gender inequalities, and sustainable housing in Cape Town, South Africa.  


Housing for students and faculty will be located in the Marquette-leased Kimberley House in the Observatory neighborhood of Cape Town.


See above "budget sheets" section


Cape Town-what makes Cape Town special is the fact that it is set in one of the most beautiful places on earth.Table Mountain is the soul of Cape Town - its emotional heart and touchstone. Many Capetonians escape to the slopes of the mountain on weekends and after work as a regular - well, it's almost a pilgrimage. There are literally hundreds of walks on the mountain. Cape Town is the epicentre of the Cape Floral Region, which is a world heritage site. Another great thing about the Peninsula and its mountains is that Cape Town has virtually two different climates in one city. When the wind is blowing on one side, the beaches should be warm and sheltered on the other - and even when it's raining on one side, you may get bright sunshine on the other.

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