Global Seminar May Session 2020: Explore innovative health care and technology in Montpellier, Lyon and Paris.
|Location||Montpellier, Lyon and Paris, France|
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Sponsor||Learning Abroad Center|
|Student Type||UofM Students, Non UofM Students|
|Student Year||Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors|
|Language||No Language Prerequisite|
In a 2000 World Health Organization report, France was recognized as the best health care system in the world for access to and quality of health care delivery. Southern France, especially Montpellier, is known as not only one of the most advanced and prolific the biotechnology hubs in Europe and arguably the world, but also as the home to the oldest active school of medicine.
In this Global Seminar, explore the historical, economic, and political forces behind France’s evolving development in health and society, with a particular focus on innovation in the health care and technology sectors. Examine the structure of health care systems and reimagine the concept of “socialized medicine” through an understanding of the origins and continued development of the French health care system. Learn about the cultural contexts and societal conditions that support such a thriving industry, as well as the effects of globalization on the health care sector and on broader global health.
Live in shared housing with other program participants. Welcome and farewell meals are included in the program fee. Take additional meals in the housing or at local eateries.
Excursions assist in illuminating program coursework and will take place in Montpellier, Lyon and Paris, France. Possible excursions may include:
It might be possible to deviate your return flight. Inquire with your program contact if interested.
This Global Seminar is led by Oscar Garza, Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems, College of Pharmacy.
Learning Abroad Center programs are:
|Program Type||Field Study, Study Abroad Center, Instructor-Led|
|Program Level||3000 level coursework|
One 3-credit course
Coursework will include:
Pre- and post-concept maps that will allow you to visually depict a system of relationships where nodes represent ideas, facts, and beliefs; and lines or connectors represent relationships of and connection to or among the nodes. Construct a map prior to (or at the very beginning of the experience) and at the end of the experience to assess the cognitive progression, changes in depth of understanding of underlying course themes, and changes in personal connection to or the emergence of (personal discovery/revelation) such a connection. The overall structure and layout will be evaluated, for the degree to which hierarchical levels address subsumption of ideas/concepts/themes, the approach to branching addresses ability to differentiate, and appearance of cross-links indicating the extent to which the knowledge has been integrated. (20% total: 10% pre + 10% post)
Daily digital reflective journaling based on prompts given throughout the seminar focusing on inquiry, metacognition, change, and critical incident reporting. There will be a periodic check-in to provide feedback and assess progression through the program. (20%)
Digital story/multimedia narrative (7-10 minutes) informed by course content and reflective journal. Share a compelling, meaningful story of your experience in France. Write an accompanying a two-page paper that identifies a problem or issue—for example, an elaboration of a theme, idea, person, or place. (40% total: 30% digital story + 10% 2-page paper)
“Cannes Film Festival-styled” presentation/premier of digital story: Premier your digital story to the group and respond to questions from the audience. (20%)
Receive credit for: PHAR XXXX
|Term||Program Dates||Priority Application Deadline*||Final Application Deadline|
|May Session||May 15 – Jun 7, 2020||February 1, 2020||March 1, 2020|
If the deadline falls on a weekend, submit your materials on the following business day.
See below for tentative dates and times for your in-person session. You will be notified of the official date and time via email. Participants will receive applicable orientation materials via email approximately 1 week prior to the in-person session.
May 2020 Cost of Participation Forthcoming
Program fees can vary widely due to location, cost of living, airfare, and program inclusions. The program fee generally includes tuition, group flight airfare, airport transfers, in-country program related transportation, housing, some meals, entrances to course-related excursions and site visits, program administration, and international health insurance. Generally, the program fees range from $5,500–$7,500. You must also budget for passport and passport photos, some meals, textbooks, independent travel, and miscellaneous living expenses.
Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.
To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||May Session 2020|
|Program Name||Global Seminar: Healthcare Innovation in France|
|Track Name||Healthcare Innovation in France|
Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the application checklist assigned to you.
For further information or questions about this program, send an email toMaria Mantey or call at 612.626.7535.