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Faculty-Led: Global Public Health: Tropical Diseases in Latin America
Cali, Colombia; Quito, Ecuador (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Global Public Health: Tropical Diseases in Latin America  
Cali, Colombia & Quito, Ecuador

QUICK FACTS  Public Health.1 2015

Professor Name: Dr. Mark James
Total Estimated Cost: TBA
Eligibility: Open to undergraduate and Master level students
Course and Credits: PH 40195 Special Topics, 3 credit hours
Program Dates: May 16-31, 2015
Application Deadline: December 1, 2015

OVERVIEW

Course Name and CRN:  PH 40195 Special Topics
Locations: Cali, Buenaventura, Cartagena, Rosario Islands, Quito, Otavalo
Course Description:  The principal objective of this 2015 planned summer intersession course is to immerse students into the history, culture and public health systems of Latin American countries Colombia and Ecuador. Students will have the opportunity to visit major cities, i.e., Quito, Ecuador, Cali, Colombia, rural areas, and well-known tourist destinations. Students will gain an understanding of current scientific research on tropical diseases of local public health relevance, such as malaria. The course will focus on the basic biology of disease, mechanisms of transmission (epidemiology), and efforts to develop vaccines against malaria. The course is designed primarily for sophomores, juniors and seniors who are public health or biological science majors. Master's level students will also be accepted. Knowledge of basic Spanish language is useful but not necessary.
KSU Sponsoring College: Public Health

Learning Experiences planned:  
  • History and culture of Ecuador and Colombia
  • Explore research facilities
  • Vaccine Development process
  • Tour of Colombian University
  • Tours of communities, labs and clinics
  • Coffee Production Tour
  • Expert lectures
  • Day of Service
  • Shopping

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

Open to undergraduate and Master level students.

ACCOMODATION AND MEALS

  TBA

PROGRAM FEES

TBA

DEADLINES

Application deadline: December 1, 2015

CONTACT INFORMATION  Public Health.2 2015

Mark James, Ph.D.
College of Public Health Director of Global Programs
mjames22@kent.edu

Public Health's website.
 

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This program is currently not accepting applications.