Examine community-based health concerns from a South African perspective, exploring the roles of the South African state, the media, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) mobilizing existing assets on a community level.
This program focuses on topics such as the relationship between traditional healing and state-of-the-art medicine, prenatal care, access to healthcare, and health education. Students consider how various health paradigms — ranging from biomedical to holistic — and health policies have achieved mixed results in addressing the healthcare needs of South African people.
Major topics of study include:
Healthcare delivery in rural South Africa, including the practice of prevention and promotion of healthcare
The role of the media in promoting, communicating, or influencing health issues in South Africa
The ways in which specific health issues in South Africa are being targeted or addressed
Rural health and social justice
The pharmaceutical industry
Dates / Deadlines:
** Programs may fill long before their final deadline.
* Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Later applications are always welcome, but colleges may need time to process your approval.