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Bioethics Global Health - India
Hyderabad, India
Program Terms: Summer II
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
 Program Type:
Faculty Led Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: No Housing Options: Hotel
Minimum GPA: 2.0 Credit Type: Graduate, Undergraduate
Number of Credits: 3 Program Advisor: Michelle Champoir, Bioethics
Courses Offered: Bioethics Case Credit Type: Global and Diversity Credit
Deposit: $250
 Total Program Cost:
Included in Program Cost: Admission fees, All meals, Housing, In-country transportation Not Included in Program Costs: Flights, Passport Fees, Tuition, Vaccinations, Visa fees
Program Description:
BETH 314/415: Global Health - India, Dates: July 22 to August 3, 2013

Instructors: Nicole Deming, J.D., M.A., Gopal Yadavalli, M.D.

The course provides a combined education in the academic and international worlds.  It is relevant to students interested in Medicine, Bioethics, International & Public Health, Religion, Law, History, and Policy (among other fields).

Picture Source: National and state government agencies of India

Program Topics:
This program:
1 .      Offers students an in-depth study of disease in India by examining the historical, cultural, ethical, medical, religious, and legal aspects that influence HIV/AIDS, leprosy, and TB;
2 .      Delves into the ethical dilemmas that arise at the intersection of medicine, law, technology, and culture;
3 .      Gives a cross-sectional perspective of health care in India;
4 .      Incorporates the expertise of doctors, administrators, and leaders, both here and abroad, enable a better understanding of how medicine, law and life intersect;
5 .      Provides an opportunity to travel to Hyderabad, India to directly observe Indian culture and health care.

Learning Objectives:

1.       Understand the biology of HIV/AIDS, TB, and leprosy;
2.       Identify different contributors to the spread of disease, barriers to access to health care and treatment, and develop cultural competency;
3.       Examine the ethical issues in global health as exemplified by the treatment of disease in India, and how they differ in the cultural and political settings of the U.S.

Nicole Deming, JD, MA is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioethics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.  Her teaching and research interests include research regulation, informed consent, and organ transplantation.
Gopal Yadavalli, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and the Chief of the Infectious Diseases Clinic at the Cleveland VA Medical Center, where he also heads up the HIV/AIDS program. Dr. Yadavalli has research and educational projects that are based in southern India and focused on HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases.

Partner in India:
Good Sheppard Ministry
Sivananda Rehabilitation Home

Program Cost:
Estimated Program Cost: TBD
Please contact The Department of Bioethics with any questions: Michelle Champoir,, 216-368-5377.

The following items are included in the program fee:
Non-refundable deposit ($200)
Lodging for duration of trip dates
Three meals a day (both Indian and some Western  food)
In-country transportation
In-country Lectures and Site visits
Bioethics Conference in Hyderabad, India
Field trips and cultural outings

The following items are not included in the program fee, but will need to be paid by participants:
Case Western Reserve University tuition and fees
Passport application fee
Visa application fees
Pre-departure doctor visits
Pre-departure immunizations
Personal spending money
Reading materials
Round-trip Airfare

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This program is currently not accepting applications.