Healthcare in France: Innovative Solutions for New Challenges

Université Catholique de Lille

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Healthcare in France: Innovative Solutions for New Challenges

  • Host University

    Université Catholique de Lille

  • Location

    Lille, France

  • Area of Study

    Health Administration, International Health, Public Health

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course will provide students with an introduction to current challenges related to health care
    in France and Europe but also to some innovative solutions put in place in France to tackle these

    Course sessions will include:
    - Health policies in France and Europe
    - French health care organization
    - Visit of Humanicité, UCLille’s hospital district in an urban area and how to create a community
    between health institutions, voluntary organizations that help patients, schools and the city.
    - Organization of care for Alzheimer’s disease with a visit to the Helpers’ Relief Centre
    - Health, culture and beliefs
    - Gerontology and ageing prevention with a visit to UCLille’s Elder and Dependent People’s
    - Health prevention and education in France
    - Handicap in French society and health care organizations
    - Palliative care and end of life
    - Wrap-up and evaluation 

    Learning Outcomes:
    By the end of the course, the students should:
    - understand European healthcare systems, particularly in France
    - be able to describe current major issues for health care systems
    - have an overview of gerontology, palliative care, and handicap care
    - understand how decision-making and care is organized in a French hospital
    - develop critical thinking through being exposed to other healthcare systems
    - be more culturally-sensitive

    Lecture, workshops, study visits, case-studies…
    All course materials will be supplied in class. References may be made to the following resources:
    - Handicap Et Dépendance – Drames Humains, Enjeux Politiques – Florence Weber
    - Humanitude : Comprendre la vieillesse, prendre soin des hommes vieux – Jérôme Pellissier & Yves
    - Faire de la santé publique – Didier Fassin
    - La politique de santé en France : « Que sais-je ? » n° 2814
    - La maladie d’Alzheimer au jour le jour : guide pratique pour les familles – Jacques Selmès &
    Christian Derouesné
    - Les Grands Défis De La Politique De Santé En France Et En Europe – Ecologie et Santé –
    Dominique Belpomme
    - Manuel de soins palliatifs : Clinique, psychologie, éthique, 4e édition – Dominique Jacquemin &
    Didier de Broucker
    - Soins et croyances : Guide pratique des rites, cultures et religions à l’usage des personnels de
    santé et des acteurs sociaux – Isabelle Lévy
    - Prévenir plutôt que guérir, la révolution de la e-santé – Alexis Normand 

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations