This immersive, interactive experience explores the evolution, celebration, and future of human rights. In this program you will engage in discussion about human rights, indigenous populations, and health care as a basic human right and hopefully be inspired to make a difference in the lives of others and work toward erasing barriers and promoting meaningful, lasting change.
Your instructors and guides for this experience will be Professor Jamie Turgeon-Drake and Dr. Amy Nelson. The class will take a coach bus trip to Winnipeg, Canada with stops at Flandreau to the tribal office and health service, and to Sisseton Wahpeton, South Dakota, to tour the college and Indian Health Services facilities. In Winnipeg, we will explore the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which is the first museum in the world dedicated to the evolution, celebration, and future of human rights. We will also visit the University of Winnipeg, and hospitals and outpatient care facilities in Winnipeg.
- Identify health inequities, inequalities and disparities in illness, health and healthcare for specific groups and populations.
- Demonstrate understanding of the term culture as patterns of human behavior that include: language, customs, beliefs, language, thoughts, communications, values, and actions, of institutions, of racial ethnic, religious or social groups; as it relates to influence on illness, health /health beliefs and practices.
- Promote a positive attitude of acceptance of the similarities and differences of culturally determined health traditions (beliefs and practices) and the relevance to cultural humility.
- Utilize self-reflection and critical reflection to foster greater self-awareness of how ones' own culture, bias, and worldview were formed and frame their attitude towards health and illness.
- Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to diverse patient populations, including but not limited to diversity in gender, age, culture, ethnicity, race, religion and disabilities.
- Compare the private, governmental, professional and economic contributions to the health care system in the U.S. and Canada.
- Understand how culture and societal values influence the development of a health care system and the delivery of health care.
- Develop a personal philosophy on human rights and its relationship to the delivery of health care.
- Course Term: Spring (online)
- Travel Dates: May 6-12, 2019
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Title: HSC 375 The United States and Global Healthcare Systems
Download syllabus: HSC 375
NOTE: This is a Spring 2019 online course with travel to Canada during Summer 2019.
After admission to this program, CAGE will register you in the course you indicate on the Course Registration Form in your application. You will not be able to register yourself in WebAdvisor.
Participants will stay in shared hotel accommodations arranged by the program.
Wondering how much it's going to cost? See Budget Sheet for information about total program costs, payment schedule, and the withdrawal and refund policy.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
How am I going to pay for it? See our Financial Assistance page for a list of USD and external scholarships.
To inquire about using federal financial aid to help toward the expense of this program, contact the Office of Financial Aid as early as possible (non-USD students should contact the financial aid office at their home institution). NOTE: To be eligible for federal financial aid for this program, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits during the spring.
Applications—including all required pre-decision materials and recommendations—must be submitted online by the deadline specified in the Dates/Deadlines section on this page. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. To start an application, click the Apply Now button on this page. If the Apply Now button does not appear, applications are either not open yet, or it is past the deadline.
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This program is open to students of all majors.
This program is open to applicants from any institution, although preference will be given to USD students.
All applicants must be in good academic and judicial standing at their home institution. For other eligibility requirements, including minimum GPA and any language prerequisites, refer to the Fact Sheet on this page.
Jamie Turgeon-Drake is an instructor in the Health Sciences major at USD. Her teaching interests include health care, culture care, Native American health care, health literacy, health disparities, emotional intelligence, interprofessionalism and public health.
Amy Nelson is an instructor in the Health Sciences major at USD. She has a background in medical laboratory science and occupational therapy and has over 16 years of experience in health care. She was an occupational therapy clinician in acute care, outpatient, and in rural health prior to transitioning to academia in 2014.
For questions about the course content and program site, contact the faculty directors (Jamie.Turgeon-Drake@usd.edu and Amy.M.Nelson@usd.edu).
For general inquiries and questions about the application process, course registration and billing, contact Søren Peterson in the Center for Academic & Global Engagement (email@example.com). To schedule an advising session with him, visit http://tinyurl.com/USDabroad-smp.
For information about immunizations and health precautions, refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). After admission to this program, you will be required to complete a travel physical with a healthcare provider such as Sanford Vermillion.