A week-long travel course to Stockholm, Sweden to study the Swedish Healthcare System. It is taught by Dr. Lana V. Ivanitskaya, Central Michigan University, in collaboration with the Swedish Healthcare Academy and select academic partners, such as Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Fairbanks School of Public Health.
Lana has led CMU courses to Sweden since 2015. During the global shutdown in 2020-21 she collaborated with Indiana University and the Swedish Healthcare Academy to offer a global health course titled “At War with the Virus: Coping with COVID-19.” It was one of the first academic courses of its kind offered by U.S. universities since the start of the pandemic.
Lana aims to build a community of diverse learners and adapts her teaching style to meet the needs of all students. That is why HSC516S is open to students at all levels. Students who never traveled abroad or have limited international experience are especially welcome. Honors students and all majors are welcome to join.
Familiarity with health systems and prior health experience (or exposure to health organizations or projects as a volunteer) is strongly preferred. It helps students to 1) connect to the course content, 2) learn from the Swedish lecturers and health practitioners and 3) network with other course participants. CMU’s Master and Doctoral programs serve practicing health professionals from several U.S. states and beyond. They often enroll in this course and act as mentors to pre-professional students.
Email Lana to explain your health-related experience. Attach your resume or explain your health related life experience, health projects, or knowledge of health organizations. You may also contact Lana for advice on how to get volunteer experience relevant to this course.
Go to this link to read more about the course: https://express.adobe.com/page/4LtPcs4PrXB0n/