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Social Concerns Seminar: Global Health

 

PLEASE NOTE:

Due to the current travel restrictions for Honduras, we will not be

accepting applications for the Global Health Seminar at this time.

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View the 2012 CSC Global Health Seminar - Honduras Video

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Cost

  • Seminar tuition: $100/per student. This covers food, housing, and supplies, and will be assessed through student accounts during March or April. If you are accepted into the seminar and decide not to participate after November 9, 2012, you will be charged the full seminar fee.
  • Housing and food: $500/per student
  • Airfare: Students must purchase their own travel to and from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Travel arrangements must be confirmed with the seminar director.
  • Additional travel expenses (transport to/from airport): $100/ per student

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Application is closed. Due to the current travel restrictions for Honduras, we will not be accepting applications for the Global Health Seminar at this time.

  • Only those students who are in good academic standing with the University are eligible for participation.
  • By submitting the application, you confirm that you are in good academic standing with the University.
  • All Social Concerns Seminar placements will be posted on the following webpage once confirmed.
  • You will receive email notification when the site has been updated.

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Course Overview

The Center for Social Concerns, in collaboration with the Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos Holy Family Surgery Center will offer a weeklong seminar near Tegucigalpa, Honduras. In six class sessions on the Notre Dame campus, students will examine the challenges to global health delivery in impoverished communities. Course readings and lectures emphasize health problems that transcend national borders or have a global political and economic impact. Students assess the work of major international agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Millennial Development Goals, and the World Food Programme (WFP). Students will also explore development efforts by faith communities and the role of Catholic Social Teaching in addressing global health and the complex social forces that affect it.


Over winter break, students will travel to Tegucigalpa to gain exposure and insight into the medical care and health conditions in rural Honduras through observing orthopedic surgery, volunteering their time assisting doctors and medical staff with clinical intake, and assisting in the general laboratory at Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos outreach medical brigade. Students will also visit rural clinics, meet with local Honduran doctors to learn about the social, economic, and political forces shaping healthcare in the region. Class assessment utilizes reflection on theory and practice to examine the future of global health and its implications for developing nations.

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