University of West Indies School of Nursing, Mona - Jamaica
The 10-day field study hosted by the University of the West Indies School of Nursing, Mona, immerses you in the everyday issues of health care delivery in a developing economy through lectures, discussions, and observation at community health clinics and local NGO’s. A number of lectures and seminar discussions planned specifically for you will cover an overview of public health, healers, and alternative medicine in Jamaican culture, the roles of the WHO and PAHO in health care delivery and research in Jamaica, and an overview of nursing education.
While you attend your 10-day field study in Kingston, Jamaica, you will attend lectures at the University of West Indies, School of Nursing, Mona. During this final portion of your study abroad experience, you’ll finish Social Welfare Policy in the United Kingdom and Jamaica: A Service Learning Perspective and Practicum.
Goals of this portion of the program are to demonstrate the different perspectives, challenges, and needs represented by different patient populations in terms of their interactions with mainstream health care systems; examine the roles of various stakeholders in the delivery of health care; and facilitate your engagement with public health at the community level, particularly for socially and economically vulnerable populations.
City, University of London (City)
As a large, urban university with a strong international community, City, University of London gained its charter in 1966 (formerly Northampton Polytechnic, established in 1894). It joined the University of London in August 2016. The University of London system includes several other institutions with which IES Abroad in partnered—SOAS, Queen Mary, UCL, and the Courtauld, for example. City’s academic roots in industry and technology reflect its contemporary commitment to such disciplines as health sciences, business and engineering. City enrolls approximately 24,000 students, and its large international student body (more than 50 percent) makes it reflective of London’s incredibly multicultural population.
Courses available to IES Abroad students in the School of Health Sciences at City include:
Typically you will need 2-3 classes in a specific subject area in order to enroll in a 200-level class, and 4-5 in order to enroll in a 300-level class.
Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)
Located in the diverse East End, QMUL maintains its own identity and community, and yet you are never more than a convenient Tube ride to the center of London. As a large institution with over 16,000 students, QMUL offers an extensive range of challenging academic options. In addition, the college has a long history of internationalism: 20 percent of the student body comes from outside the United Kingdom, with more than 100 countries represented in the international student population. The following courses in QMUL’s School of Global Health are available to IES Abroad students:
- ICM5000 Communicable Diseases (4 credits, Fall Semester Only)
- ICM5001 Non-Communicable Diseases (4 credits, Fall Semester Only)
- ICM6077 Migrants, Inequality and the Cultural Politics of Health (4 credits, Fall Semester Only)
- ICM5005 Advanced Epidemiology and Statistics (4 credits, Spring Semester Only)*
- ICM6076 Governance of Migration, Displacement and Healthcare (4 credits, Spring Semester Only)
- ICM6072 Gender, Sexuality and Health (4 credits, Spring Semester Only)
- ICM6105 Ecological Global Health (4 credits, Spring Semester Only)
*Enrollment in ICM5005 requires that students have previously taken an introductory course in epidemiology and statistics.
Level 6 modules are taken by final year degree students in the UK, who will have spent the preceding years specialising in the subject area. Therefore, the expectation of seminar discussion, written work, and outside reading undertaken will be high, and there will be a significant time commitment required of students. Level 5 modules are taken by 2nd year university students. Level 4 modules are taken by 1st year students.