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Public Health in Mexico - AIM Overseas
Mexico D.F., Mexico (Outgoing Program)
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|Restrictions:||Sydney applicants only|
|Program Type:||Non-Exchange Short-Term||Minimum Mark:||65%; Credit|
|Agreement Scope:||School of Public Health||Short-term Type:||Coursework|
|Short-term Duration:||2-3 weeks|
Public Health in Mexico – July Program
University of La Salle, Mexico
|Location||Mexico City, Mexico
|Program description||AIM Overseas’ Public Health in Mexico program is run by the University of La Salle, home of one of Mexico’s most important medical and health sciences faculties. This 3 week program explores the development and maintenance of the Mexican health system in the context of how developing countries manage their health systems.
The program also looks at community health – the university has excellent linkages with community organisations working in some of the poorer areas of Mexico City. This allows participants to get a feel for the ‘front line’ of dealing with health issues in a developing country.
The course includes 36 hours of academic classes, 23 hours of professional visits to hospitals and health organisations, 15 hours of cultural activities.
• Introduction to health care in Mexico
• Cultural attitudes and beliefs in relation to health care
• Elderly health care in Mexico
• Disabilities in Mexico
• The politics of food and nutrition in Mexico
• Mental health issue in Mexico
• Child health care in Mexico
• STDs and HIV in Mexico
• Social cultural aspects of sexuality in Mexico
• Mexico’s approach to global health issues
• Civil society in health care issues: organ donations
• Environmental issues relating to health in Mexico
|Relevant subject areas||Public Health
|Program dates||3 July – 21 July 2017
|Application deadline||31 March 2017
|Places available||AIM Overseas programs are highly competitive and fill up fast so be sure to get your application in as early as possible.
|Eligibility criteria||When researching the AIM Overseas programs, be sure to consider whether you meet the published pre-requisites. You should contact AIM Overseas for course syllabi and discuss whether the program meets your academic requirements by discussing it with your course coordinator at the University of Sydney.
|Credit / Not-for-credit||Please contact your faculty office with the below email to submit an application for credit. Participation in any AIM Overseas program does not guarantee credit and will require faculty assessment of individual applications-for-credit. Please contact email@example.com for further information on credit transfers for AIM programs.
|Language||Classes are instructed in English.
|Fees and scholarships
||2017 Total program fee: AUD$4,590 (TBC)
Additional costs (not included in program fee): Airfare, travel insurance, personal expenses.
OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.
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|Location overview||Stroll through Mexico City and you will find a buzzing downtown that reveals the capital’s unique history, from its pre-Hispanic underpinnings and colonial-era splendour to its contemporary edge.
The city today is a safe haven of revamped public spaces with the culinary scene exploding. Organized chaos rules in this capital city, yet rest assured that the city offers plenty of escapes whether it be old-school cantinas, intriguing museums, dramatic murals, boating excursions along ancient canal and of course it’s beautiful beaches.
|Contact for more information||AIM Overseas|