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International Healthcare: Comparative Analysis between US and UK

Summer 2018- Short-term Faculty-Led Programs 

Program Description
Students on this summer program have the opportunity to collaborate with a professor with vast healthcare management experience. The three credit hour course is a “hybrid,” which translates to online instruction for four weeks, followed by one week of on-the-ground immersion in London, England. Field trips to organizations in London include; the Florence Nightingale Museum, St. Mary’s Hospital, Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum, and National Health Services visits.

Online Dates: May 28 - July 27, 2018
Immersion Dates: July 8 - 14, 2018 

Course: BUSN 3100/BUSN 9950 International Healthcare: Comparative Analysis between US and UK– 3.0 credit hours
Professor: Dara Webb, GHW School of Business & Technology Department (Webster St. Louis) 

Course Description: Health systems around the world are facing the dual challenge of ensuring continued improvement in population health in an environment of rapidly increasing demand with limited availability of societal and consequently healthcare resources. Despite these common concerns of health systems worldwide, no two healthcare systems are identical. This course introduces an approach for comparative analysis with a focus on assessing performance of diverse health systems. Systematic comparative analysis employing quantitative information can identify concerns and policy options for the health sector in general. A set of common indicators for benchmarking among health systems will also be discussed. Health systems of six different countries will be presented to illustrate the diversity of global systems; United States, United Kingdom, France, Cuba, Ghana, India with particular focus on London

Syllabus: MNGT - Healthcare in London

Students in this program will live in either hotels or on a local university campus. More information to come

Program Costs
Program Fee: $2,475 (includes accommodations, cultural and co-curricular activities included in the itinerary, selected meals, and other logistical costs such as transportation, etc.)
Study Abroad Fee: $175 (includes international insurance and International Student ID ISIC Card)
Application Deposit*: $165 (due at the time of application)
Tuition: Summer per credit hour rate Click here for Undergraduate Tuition Rates, Click here for Graduate Tuition Rates

Students may be eligible for Webster study abroad scholarships.  Please reference the Study Abroad website for more information.

Application Process
Application Deadline: Deadline: Extended to April 15, 2018

To apply, follow these steps:
1) Ensure you meet the study abroad eligibility requirements
2) Start an application via the Webster online application system
3) The application will ask you to fill out a number of forms, pay the study abroad fee, write a brief statement of purpose, and submit a passport sized photos. 

*The $165 application deposit is refundable to if ALL of the following conditions are met: 1) Student attends the program 2) Student completes the pre and post-study abroad surveys 3) Student does not have any outstanding program charges.