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Asian Culture and Healthcare in Taiwan
Taipei, Taoyuan, and Taichung, Taiwan
Summer A 2017
May 31-June 10
Application deadline: February 9
Commitment deadline: February 16
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2017 Taiwan Public Health Summer
Pre-trip class meetings in Orlando (late-March to mid-May, 2017)
followed by a 10-day exciting study tour of Taiwan!
Course DescriptionWith partners from National Taiwan University (NTU), Chang-Gung University (CGU), Chung-Shan Medical University (CSMU), Hsiang Shang Social Welfare Foundation (HSSWF), Ministry of Health & Welfare (MOHW), as well as local communities, this integrated course will introduce the Asian culture, healthcare system, and aging issues in Taiwan. Discussions will also include lessons learned & challenges from its universal health insurance system; issues, policies, and resources related to the aging society, as well as observe community-based senior health programs in action. Students will explore how Asian culture / values, and lifestyles influence the health of individuals and communities in Taiwan. Potential site visits may include MOHW, long-term care facilities, senior homes / centers, night markets, & cultural sites.
Classes will consist of lectures, discussions, demonstrations, hands-on practices, site visits, and field experience. Guest lecturers will be drawn from partnering universities, government officials, culture experts, & community practitioners in Taiwan. UCF students will have opportunities to interact with TW faculty and students throughout this program.
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- Discuss the demographic trends of the aging population, the major health issues among older populations, and explain their implications for public health practice.
- Compare various types of aging services including community-based vs. facility-based services; and discuss how these programs are designed / delivered in different cultural context and system for older adults in the U.S. versus Taiwan.
- Analyze current strategies of health promotion and disease prevention, and reflect how these strategies were adapted in different cultural values or context.
- Discuss issues and challenges of Taiwan’s rapidly aging society on its healthcare system and the emerging long-term care policies.
- HSA 4955 (3 credits)
- HSA 6955 (3 credits)
- PAF 7955 (3 credits)
Program fee: $2,182 (subject to amendment)
For details on what the program fee includes please see program Budget Sheet
Payment 1: $1,000
Payment 2: $1,182
The following services are included as part of the program fee:
- Airport pickup/drop-off
- Bus rental for the group during Taipei and Taichung Sites
- Bus rental to educational/cultural venues
- Shared hotel accommodations
- Meals during the Taipei and Taichung program
- Program materials
- Other costs- honorariums, local ground travel insurance, program entrance and facility fees, host institution administration and related fees
- UCF administrative fee ($350)
- Free day expenses
- Personal travel not associated with the program
- Currency exchange fees
- Incidentals/Passport and visa fees
- UCF tuition
Note: Space on the Taiwan program is very limited. You are STRONGLY recommended to apply and commit to the program early to secure your space.
Program Leader: Dr. Su-I Hou
Program Leader Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org