課程名稱Field Experience in International Occupational Health and Safety
This intensive two to three week course, in collaboration with Kaohsiung Medical University’s Graduate Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (KMU-GIOSH) and the National Health Research Institute’s Environmental Health and Occupational Medicine (NHRI-DEHOM), will focus on three major industries in Taiwan: iron/steel works, shipbuilding, and petrochemicals. Lectures will cover these industrial processes and their known health and safety risks. Students will be taken on several supervised site visits to each industry, and will be encouraged to process their observations through interactive discussions. This course will also provide exposure to cultural issues around work, work organization, labor-management relations, and governmental and academic roles relevant to occupational safety and health in these settings. The faculty will include several Harvard School of Public Health alumni and experts in southern Taiwan.
Course Activities: Site visits; seminar presentations (case–study participatory approach). Site visits will be supervised by the faculty, along with exposure assessment experts from KMU. Written reports of site visits will be prepared by students, with oral presentations and discussion.
This course will critically examine the relationship between culture variables and health / healthcare practices and behaviors. Students will explore how cultural lifestyle, folk healthcare, alternative therapy, community health, and the higher education and healthcare systems influence the health in Taiwan’s and American society and communities.
This course is designed to provide experiential learning opportunities to prepare students to understand and examine the relationship between cultural variables and health and healthcare practices, among diverse communities in Taiwan and USA.
Students will be able to:
1.Examine one’s own culture, health beliefs and values.
2.Discuss and experience the cultural lifestyle, folk healthcare, and alternative therapy practices in Taiwan.
3.Examine health and healthcare practices from multiple perspectives considering culture influences.
4.Examine the role of culture in health and health-related beliefs and behaviors in Taiwan.
5.Compare the similarity and difference of community healthcare and prevention between Taiwan and USA.
With the partnership of University of Georgia (UGA), National Cheng-Kung University (NCKU), and local communities, this course will introduce the public health system of Taiwan, discuss lessons learned from policies, and resources related to the aging society, as well as observing some health programs in action. Site visits will include hospitals/clinics, long-term care facilities, senior centers, etc.
Classes will consist of lectures, site visits, and discussions. Guest lecturers will be drawn from the major national universities such as KMU, NCKU, UGA, as well as from community experts and practitioners in Taiwan. Students will have opportunities to interact with faculty members and students from UGA, NCKU, and KMU throughout this course.
Course Learning Objectives:
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
1.Understand the significance of the changing age structure globally and in Taiwan.
2.Describe the condition of older adults in contemporary society, noting both attitudes toward older adults and their objective state.
3.Discuss components of the health care system relevant to older adults, including long-term care and healthcare policies.
4.Appreciate the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary nature of aging, approach to care, and related ethnical issues.
5.Describe the public health system and key health issues and programs in Taiwan.
This is a joint courses with the School of Pharmacy, Uppsala University, Sweden. The course will introduce the update progress of Taiwanese Pharmacy, including pharmacy education, natural products research, cosmetics, clinical pharmacy, pharmaceutical companies, government offices and so on. It has a tour and need to pay extra fee for the course. The students from Sweden will join together.
課程名稱Clinical Elective at Kaohsiung Medical University
This elective will provide visiting students with experience in the diagnosis and management of disease entities prevalent in Taiwan. Through an interdisciplinary approach, the objective of this elective is to provide an in-depth understanding of the pathophysiology, epidemiology, clinical manifestations and treatments of infectious diseases including dengue fever, tuberculosis, parasitic diseases, and other tropical-associated diseases; neoplastic diseases including betel nut-related oral, nasophargeal, laryngeal and esophageal cancers as well as hepatitis B- and C-associated hepatocellular cancer. Students will observe and learn the practice of medicine in Taiwan.
Medical students who are in good academic standing and have successfully completed the Principal Clinical Experience may apply.