Students in the First Professional Degree program attend a two-week intensive 3 credit course at our Dingle, Ireland campus each May. Students will complete medical-surgical clinical hours in an Irish hospital participating in patient care alongside an Irish RN student and RN preceptor.
The course offers:
- Nursing profession and leadership principles for healthcare of the individual, families, communities and global health
- Exploration of complex issues related to cost-effective, safe, quality patient care
- Analysis of inter-cultural communication, the nursing shortage, healthcare systems, and international issues
- A comparative perspective of American and Irish healthcare systems along with complex issues of the Global South
- Collaborative class session with 4th year Irish nursing students
- Interdisciplinary project
- Irish guest lecturers
- Field experiences in Irish hospitals
Leisure activities include:
- Cultural tour through Sleigh Head
- Overnight trip to Killarney
- Historical boat trip tour of the Blasket Islands and the Ring of Kerry
This program is administered through the University's Office of Global Affairs.
Students in the Health Science Program or Global Health Minor can take one of three classes at the SHU Dingle Campus in Summer II - May 25 through June 9, 2018.
HS 230 - Introduction to Global Health: Why are some people in some countries so much healthier than others? This course will explore the factors that explain the unequal distribution of health and disease in the world. The burden of disease, epidemiology, cost effectiveness, and health systems will be explored within the context of the Irish healthcare system. Enjoy group dinners at a variety of local pubs, excursions to see surrounding archaeological sites, an overnight trip to beautiful Killarney, a day trip to the Blasket Islands, and more.
HS 310 - Human Growth & Development Across the Lifespan: Explore the psychological, biological, cognitive, social, and emotional changes that occur throughout the human lifespan. Students will be introduced to classic, new, and emerging theories of development as well as the dynamic inter-relatedness between biology and environment. Enjoy group dinners at a variety of local pubs, excursions to see surrounding archaeological sites, an overnight trip to beautiful Killarney, a day trip to the Blasket Islands, and more.
HS 336 - Childhood Health Inequities: Social and Environmental Determinants of Health: This course is an interdisciplinary investigation and analysis of the ecological and social conditions that shape current patterns of childhood health disparities. Particular attention will be given to the disproportionate health burdens on disenfranchised communities in both US, Irish, and global regions. Enjoy group dinners at a variety of local pubs, excursions to see surrounding archaeological sites, an overnight trip to beautiful Killarney, a day trip to the Blasket Islands, and more.