Programs

2021-22 COEHP Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs

For more information on any of these programs, contact its faculty sponsor, and soon.

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Service Learning Through Community Partnerships in Belize

Jan. 2-16 — Hogs Abroad for details — Oct. 1 Application Deadline

This unique program is an international service-learning project for 3 credit-hours in Belize during the January Intersession. Students that participate on this program will select to join one of three teams: health, agriculture and indigenous studies. Students on all teams will work together to provide impactful outcomes while working in partnership with the community of Dangriga, the cultural capital of Belize. Dangriga is a city of about 10,000 on the Caribbean coast. Faculty sponsor Matt Ganio, Ph.D.

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Community Health Nursing in Ghana

June 1-22 — Hogs Abroad for details — Feb. 1 Application Deadline

This faculty-led program will provide nursing students with an exceptional experience that will contribute to both their personal and professional goals. Students will learn about healthcare in a global setting by working together with nurses and doctors in a hospital and in clinics, where they will connect with local people and experience their cultures and traditions firsthand. Students will provide a community service that will address identified needs for the village, i.e. malaria prevention, infant rehydration, nutrition and anemia prevention, dental hygiene, importance of immunizations. Students must also enroll in Summer Intersession 4722. Faculty sponsor Carol Agana

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Education in Ireland: The Art of Teaching

May 23 - June 9 — Hogs Abroad for details — Feb. 1 Application Deadline

Students in teacher education programs will be eligible to participate in this 17-day faculty-led study-abroad experience. They will be hosted by the University of Limerick (UL) and The University College Dublin in Ireland. U of A students will visit primary schools, where they will teach a variety of lessons. They will also meet with UL faculty to learn about college programs and life experiences. Additionally, U of A students will attend lectures on the Irish education system, culture and history. Finally, they will visit historical and cultural sites throughout Ireland. Faculty sponsors Paul Calleja, Ph.D., Jack Kern, Ph.D., and Grace Kerr

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Health Professions in Ireland: Focus on InterProfessional Practice

Summer 2022 — Hogs Abroad will have dates when confirmed — Feb. 1 Application Deadline

This trip highlights similarities and differences between Irish and U.S. care systems and investigates the impact of culture and history on health beliefs, values and practices. Students observe and interact with health professionals from varied fields, including public health workers, social workers, physicians, nurses, physical therapists, dieticians and community health workers, exploring the concepts and realities of interprofessional health care practice in Ireland. A service-learning project offers insight into the well-being challenges of the Irish Traveler ethnic community. Engagement with faculty and students at the University of Limerick and National University Ireland-Galway includes lectures, discussions and tours of allied health and medical training facilities. Tours through historical and cultural sites of Ireland builds cultural knowledge and competence.. Faculty sponsor Jean Henry, Ph.D.

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Health Teams Abroad in Sweden

June 5-26 — Hogs Abroad for details — Nov. 1 Application Deadline

This course provides comparative information and learning activities from the perspectives of health professionals involved in teaching, clinical service delivery and/or research in the U.S. and Sweden. The learning experiences, which include lectures, panel discussions and study visits, promote critical thinking about the ways in which societal values, policies and practices affect the provision of health-related services. Interprofessional team based learning focuses on best practices across health care disciplines as these pertain to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of common and chronic health conditions. Students will enroll in a 1 credit-hour course in the second 8-week session of the spring semester, which will meet 3-5 p.m. Fridays. The purpose of the course is to complete study visits within the local community that are essential for paired activities in Sweden. Faculty sponsor Michelle Gray, Ph.D.

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Nursing in the UK: Global and Historical Perspective of Health

July 30 - Aug. 13 — Hogs Abroad for details — Feb. 1 Application Deadline

This course compares and contrasts U.S. health care with Glasgow, Scotland, and London, England. This comparison will focus on how the three nations apply community health concepts to promote and restore health in community settings. Understanding and focus related to the history of nursing and differences in nursing roles outside the U.S. will be included. This course provides an immersion to create opportunity for a comparative analysis of evidence-based practices of health care prevention, diagnosis and delivery with a specific focus on the role of nursing in the community. Faculty sponsor Marilou Shreve, D.N.P.

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Nursing Across the Lifespan in Rome

Fall Semester — Hogs Abroad for details

Learning experiences for these students in the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing include lectures, panel discussions, hands-on skills, site visits and clinical experiences in the leading Gemelli University Hospital. Participants earn a full semester of nursing credits. The program includes a trip to a U.S. Navy hospital in Naples for observation. Faculty sponsors Hope Ballentine, D.N.P., and Marilou Shreve, D.N.P.