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Health Science, Field Work & Medical Spanish - Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia -Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

The Health Sciences & Medical Spanish program allows students who are interested in the Health Sciences field to engage in a cultural immersion experience. Students will complete a Medical Spanish course and break off into one of two tracks: Community Medicine or Global and Public Health.

Students are required to have an intermediate or higher Spanish level, and will combine their field work and classroom experience with a Medical Spanish course. This is a crucial component of the program as the service for good health care depends on effective communication. Students will be expected to understand specific terminology in order to follow their physician's communication and proper diagnosis for their patients.

The Health Sciences & Medical Spanish program offers two track options:

Community Medicine- The Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia defines Community Medicine as a branch of medicine that is concerned with the health of the members of a community. The emphasis in community medicine is on the early diagnosis of disease, the recognition of environmental and occupational hazards to good health, and the prevention of disease in the community. It provides comprehensive health services ranging from preventive, curative to rehabilitative services. It focuses on the health problems of communities, as well as on those of individuals who are part of the community. Students will work at one of the many health establishments associated with the program, 20 hours a week. They will receive 3 weekly hours of theoretical classes on Community Medicine.

Global and Public Health-The Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia best explains this track to be directed at university students and professionals who seek an intensive academic and hands-on experience looking at public health and community health in Peru. To understand the actors, as well as barriers and opportunities in a vulnerable community's access to health care, students will participate in multidisciplinary coursework, field visits, a research project from start to finish, and an intervention to improve health in an indigenous community.

Eligibility

Minimum GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

Minimum Admissions Prerequisites

Students must have completed or tested out of a minimum of two semesters (three quarters) of college-level language.

Course Information

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Please note that there are no beginning level language courses offered in this program.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Sessions

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$6,450 (ILMU1218) Currently Accepting Applications!