Instructors: Nicole Deming, J.D., M.A., Gopal Yadavalli, M.D.
The course provides a combined education in the academic and international worlds. It is relevant to students interested in Medicine, Bioethics, International & Public Health, Religion, Law, History, and Policy (among other fields).
Picture Source: National and state government agencies of India
1 . Offers students an in-depth study of disease in India by examining the historical, cultural, ethical, medical, religious, and legal aspects that influence HIV/AIDS, leprosy, and TB;
2 . Delves into the ethical dilemmas that arise at the intersection of medicine, law, technology, and culture;
3 . Gives a cross-sectional perspective of health care in India;
4 . Incorporates the expertise of doctors, administrators, and leaders, both here and abroad, to enable a better understanding of how medicine, law, and life intersect;
5 . Provides an opportunity to travel to Hyderabad, India to directly observe Indian culture and health care.
1. Understand the biology of HIV/AIDS, TB, and leprosy;
2. Identify different contributors to the spread of disease, barriers to access to health care and treatment, and develop cultural humility;
3. Examine the ethical issues in global health as exemplified by the treatment of disease in India, and how they differ in the cultural and political settings of the U.S.
Nicole Deming, JD, MA is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioethics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Her teaching and research interests include research regulation, informed consent, and organ transplantation.
Gopal Yadavalli, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Boston University and an Attending Physician at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Yadavalli has research and educational projects that are based in southern India and focused on HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases.
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Partner in India:
Good Sheppard Ministry
Sivananda Rehabilitation Home
Estimated Program Cost: $2,500
Please contact The Department of Bioethics with any questions: Michelle Champoir, firstname.lastname@example.org, 216-368-5377.
The following items are included in the program fee:
Non-refundable deposit ($250)
Lodging for duration of trip dates (Hotel reservations are for July 20-August 3, 2013.)
Three meals a day (both Indian and some Western food)
In-country Lectures and Site visits
Field trips and cultural outings
The following items are not included in the program fee, but will need to be paid by participants:
Case Western Reserve University tuition and fees
Passport application fee
Visa application fees
Pre-departure doctor visits
Personal spending money
How can I get help paying for it?
Scholarship funds are available for this trip through a variety of sources. If money is an issue, please contact The Department of Bioethics (Michelle Champoir) email@example.com, 216-368-5377.UNIVERSITY FINANCIAL AID OFFICE
If you are a Case Western Reserve University student and receive student loans, you may be able to add the cost of the program fee to your existing loan. You should contact the Financial Aid Office (Nancy Issa: firstname.lastname@example.org) about adjusting your loans. The Department of Bioethics will inform the Financial Aid Office of all students who register for the course and provide a cost breakdown. The maximum amount of a loan for this course will cover all your travel, the program fee, and an additional $500 for meals and spending.
For further information about financial aid through Case Western Reserve you can explore the link below:
Students have received Experiential Learning Fellowships for study abroad courses.
Michigan State University
There is a wealth of information and links on Michigan State’s web site.
Center for Global Education
University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Center Scholarships
International Education Finance Corporation
Institute of International Education
StudyAbroad.com Sources and Tips on obtaining Financial Aid
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