10-Day Harlaxton Program
The British and U.S. Health Care Systems: A Comparative Study
May 17 — 27, 2013
This study abroad experience is headquartered at the University of Evansville's British campus, Harlaxton College. The 10-day class is designed for both practicing health care professionals and full-time students. All majors are welcome to apply.
This course focuses on a comparison of health care systems in Great Britain and the United States. Both historical and modern health care sites are visited. The tentative schedule includes visits to Nottingham, Lincoln, Eyam, Leicester and Grantham. The origin of health care systems will be studied during visits to a hospital, hospice, selected almshouses and cathedrals. Group discussions with British citizens concerning the consumer's view of the British health care system are also scheduled. The course concludes with visits to medical museums in London.
You may audit the course or receive three hours of graduate or undergraduate credit in health services administration for HSA 499 or HSA 599. A limited number of spaces are available for guests that may accompany those registered for the course; however, priority is given to registered students. Students should check with their home school for course approval and course transfer information. The course is designed for both practicing health care professionals and full-time students. In past years practicing health professions (physicians, nurses and health managers) have enrolled as auditors.
Accommodations for the study tour will be at Harlaxton College from Saturday night through Friday, and in London on the final Saturday and Sunday night. Harlaxton College is a unique facility. It is a residence hall with dormitory type accommodations cleverly concealed within a 101-room manor.
Charges for 10-day Class
The comprehensive charge for the courses are: $3,275 undergraduate; $4275 graduate.
This charge includes tuition (3 credits), room and all meals while at Harlaxton College, lodging in London, entrance fees to medical museums and cathedrals, transportation from London airport to Harlaxton, and all field trips. Additional expenses include round trip airfare between the USA and London, optional sightseeing in London, meals in London, and personal expenses.
Students are responsible for purchasing their own tickets. If enough students decide to depart from Evansville, the trip coordinator will provide information on a group flight option in early 2013. The group flight will depart Evansville on Friday afternoon, May 17 and arrive in London Saturday morning. The group will be met at Heathrow airport and be provided transportation to Harlaxton. Students may wish to travel independently and provide their own transportation. We will provide detailed instructions if students chose to travel independently. Current estimated cost of round-trip flight from Evansville in May 2013 is in the range of $1,000-$1,300. A nonrefundable deposit of $750 is due within ten days after acceptance into the program. The remainder of the cost is due on March 15, 2013.
Bill Stroube, Ph.D.
Bill Stroube is professor and director of the health services administration program at the University of Evansville. He has published in the areas of international health care issues, health care marketing, and health care ethics. Before joining the UE faculty in 1998, he spent 12 years in management positions in the pharmaceutical industry and eight years at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Washington, D.C. He has extensive experience leading student groups through the British health care system and has taught fifteen courses in England in a 10-day and 5-week format. Dr. Stroube received the 2008 Outstanding Teacher Award presented by the University of Evansville Alumni Association.
Kathleen Farrell, DNSc, APRN, ACNP-BC, CCNS
Dr. Farrell is an Associate Professor of nursing at Murray State University. She is a certified acute care nurse practitioner and critical care clinical nurse specialist. Her clinical focus in adult health. She has been recognized by MSU students in 2000 with the Professionalism Recognition Award, and has been the recipient of the Kentucky Board of Nursing Incentive Award, and numerous grants for scholarly activity. Dr. Farrell is published in areas of chronic illness management and nursing education. Before joining the Murray State University faculty, she had over 16 years of clinical and managerial acute nursing experience. She participated in the 2012 Study Abroad experience at Harlaxton and has traveled abroad extensively.
Joan Fedor-Bassemier, RN, MSN
Joan Fedor-Bassemier is Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Evansville and Simulation Coordinator. She is a simulation specialist and was instrumental in developing and implementing the simulation lab at UE. Joan has been using simulation to teach nursing at UE for over 4 years and been involved in the development of numerous scenarios. Before joining UE, she had over 34 years of experience in acute care and community health in clinical and leadership positions.
Please contact Bill Stroube at 812-488-2870 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the course content or the application process.