Exploring International Healthcare Systems in Sweden
This graduate and undergraduate study abroad course explores Sweden’s health care system, which is ranked by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, as one of the best healthcare system in the world. Students learn key facts about this countries historical and social development, governance (healthcare law, monitoring and policy, and county councils), financing, and private and public healthcare services. The students will analyze recent developments, such as patient choice as an engine for improved performance, new ways of measuring quality, and integrating the needs of the many refugees seeking asylum in Malmo, Sweden.
In addition, this multi-disciplinary course allows students to develop an appreciation of the differences between disciplines and ways to approach an idea or problem collaboratively, leading to a broader understanding of the issue under investigation and positive solutions and outcomes. Students can also appreciate another culture staying in one of the most beautiful cities of the world, enjoying cultural excursions in the land of the Vikings!
This 3.0 credit hour program is open to all undergraduate majors and counts as a Human Behaviors and Social Institutions common core: HSC-B 399 level. The course is also approved as a nursing elective (by permission) as NURS-K 492 Nursing Elective.
The program is open to graduate students in the Master of Public Affairs program: POLS-Y 594 Directed Readings in Public Affairs and is approved as a graduate nursing elective (by permission) NURS-J 692 Independent Study in Nursing