Ghana

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Health Professions Students

GHANA IMMERSION IN HEALTH CARE

Faculty: Jennifer Morton, DNP, MPH, PHNA-BC

This program offers a health care immersion experience in which you'll work alongside Ghana Health Service, Community Health Educators and the community. Since 2008, UNE has been part of this partnership in the twin cities of Sekondi and Takoradi Ghana, West Africa. You will engage in direct health services, interprofessional collaboration, community education, and academic and cross-cultural exchange.

Application Deadline: January 21, 2021

 

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GUATEMALA

OPEN TO

Doctor of Physical Therapy Students

PTH 725: DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY CULTURAL COMPETENCY EXPERIENCE

Faculty: Jennifer Audette, PT, Ph.D.

This summer course will provide PT graduate students with knowledge regarding cultural competency and sensitivity through classroom learning and clinical observations in Guatemala. Students will begin by researching and examining some of the differences between the US and Guatemala in the areas of PT education, health care, and culture while on campus in Portland. As the course progresses, it will move the study of cultural competence beyond the classroom into the world around us. Students will travel to Guatemala for 12 days in August to visit hospitals, rehab settings, and non-governmental healthcare related organizations and local PT programs.  These experiences will provide students with opportunities to demonstrate cultural sensitivity with a variety of populations.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

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ICELAND

OPEN TO

Doctor of Physical Therapy Students

PTH 725: DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY CULTURAL COMPETENCY EXPERIENCE

Faculty: Jennifer Audette, PT, Ph.D.

This summer course will provide PT graduate students with knowledge regarding cultural competency and sensitivity through classroom learning and clinical observations at the University of Iceland in Reykjavík, Iceland. Students will begin by researching and examining some of the differences between the US and Iceland in the areas of PT education, health care, and culture while on campus in Portland. As the course progresses, it will move the study of cultural competence beyond the classroom into the world around us. Students will travel to Iceland for 8 days in August to spend time in classes, clinics, labs, and research settings with Icelandic colleagues and students.  These experiences will provide students with opportunities to demonstrate cultural sensitivity with a variety of populations.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

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Spain (Granada)

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UNE students in Granada, Spain

OPEN TO

Doctor of Pharmacy students, fourth year

PHP 405: GLOBAL HEALTH

Faculty: James Krebs, Pharm.D.

This Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) provides you with a Spanish language and cultural immersion experience, as well as two courses at the University of Granada. Through lectures and experiential learning, you will examine the Spanish healthcare system within the European and U.S. context and reflect upon the changing healthcare landscape in the U.S. and abroad.

Application Deadline: November 1, 2020

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