The summer study abroad program will allow students to visit several historically significant public health sites, interact with residents, faculty, and students to exchange ideas about contemporary public health issues in the UK, and to dialog with public health scholars at the University of York for the purpose of better understanding the UK health care delivery system and also to offer new initiatives or solutions for improving public health care systems.
Cost: $5,650 (all-inclusive)
tuition for 3 c.h. (graduate level)
international health insurance
roundtrip airfare from RDU
in-program transfer transportation
Special guided tours
Services of a travel director
Does not include:
visa fees (if applicable - not currently required for U.S. citizens)
3 c.h.: MPH 6017 Global Public Health Study Abroad Experience
Accommodations & Meals:
Students will be housed in triple or quadruple occupancy hotel rooms. All meals are included in the program cost.
Medical-themed walking tour of London
Healthcare-themed walking tour of Edinburgh
Visit the "John Snow" pump
Visit with Public Health Faculty at University of York
Visit to Surgeon's Hall Museum in Edinburgh
Meeting with a nurse/midwife in London
Visit to Bethlam Royal Hospital Archives and Museum
"Jack the Ripper" walking tour
Students should be able to walk without difficulty for up to an hour a day, with the occasional longer walking tour.
Minimum 2.7 GPA
Preference will be given to students who include public health disciplines in their graduate studies (epidemiology, biostatistics, health education, health administration, environmental health, dental, medical, nursing, allied health) and students likely to pursue careers in the health sciences. We are seeking graduate students or advanced undergraduate students who seek to gain knowledge in health care delivery outside the US model using experiential learning.
Dr. Eric Bailey is a Professor of Public Health and Anthropology at East Carolina University, where he serves as Program Director of the Ethnic and Rural Health Disparities (ERHD) Graduate Certificate Online Program (www.ecu.edu/erhd). Dr. Bailey visited and toured England 27 years ago. He stayed in London, England and at the University of York during a professional conference. Dr. Bailey has been teaching a Global Public Health course - MPH 6007 -- for the past 11 years here at ECU and the UK is one of the countries that he emphasizes in the class every year.
Dr. Suzanne Lea has lived in Europe and traveled to Great Britain 3 times. In 1985, she visited the British Health and Safety Executive office while working for the American Petroleum Institute. Through her PhD advisor, she was introduced to Sir Richard Doll and visited the home of Sir and Lady Doll in Oxford, England in 1996. Sir Richard Doll is the physician who co-conducted the 1950’s landmark study linking cigarette smoking and lung cancer. Dr. Lea spent 3 weeks in Great Britain during the summer of 2002, where she visited important landmarks in public health: the home of Sir Edward Jenner, who was the inventor of vaccination against small pox; the home of Charles Darwin, who proposed the concept of evolution of the species; and the Broad Street pump in London, where Dr. John Snow intervened to break the transmission of cholera. In addition, she has visited with faculty members at the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Dr. Lea teaches MPH 6011, Introduction to Public Health, where she highlights the important contributions of historical figures in epidemiology and public health – many of whom are from England and Scotland!
*Program dates subject to change in a range of 2 days before or after advertised dates. Exact dates will be available 90 days prior to departure.