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  • Locations: Cambridge, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom; Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Winter Break
  • Budget Sheets: Winter Break
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA (Undergraduate):
2.25
Minimum GPA (Graduate):
3.0
Language of Instruction:
English
Housing:
Hotel
Number of Credits Offered:
3 Eligible Population: 01 Freshman, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior, General Public, Non-Degree Seeking
Type of Program: Faculty-led Open to non-Mason Students: Yes
Program Description:
Public Health Service UK

Public Health in Great Britain: Past, Present and Future

This course explores the ways in which political, social, and economic institutions and practices influence the history of disease, its understanding, and its control within the context of public health in the United Kingdom. We will examine the historical foundations of public health and epidemiology, visiting important locations such as the John Snow’s Broad Street pump, the Florence Nightingale Museum, Parliament, and several additional significant places. We will explore the differences and similarities in public health across three different cities in Great Britain – London, Cambridge and Oxford.  We will compare and contrast United States health care system with Britain’s National Health Service. 
 

Program Details

Undergraduate:

  • Global and Community Health: (GCH) 491: Study Abroad in Public Health
Graduate:
  • Global and Community Health (GCH) 591: Study Abroad in Public Health
 

Eligibility & Prerequisites

This program is open to all undergraduate students including students who do not attend George Mason University.

Housing

Double or triple occupancy in hotels.

Program Cost (Winter 2018):  $4625

Included:
  • Tuition (3 credits)
  • double and triple occupancy rooms
  • Guided tours
  • Cultural excursions
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • International Emergency Insurance
Not Included:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Most meals
  • Other transportation
  • Personal spending

Itinerary*

Itinerary [pdf]

 *Instructor reserves the right to modify the course schedule as needed.  Syllabus available upon request.

Contact Information

Program Officer

Denise Elles-Mdahuar
dellesmd@gmu.edu
703-993-2155

Academic Director

Laura Wheeler Poms, PhD, MPH
lpoms@gmu.edu
703-993-9853

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Break 2018 10/08/2017 ** Rolling Admission 01/03/2018 01/18/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.