Courses | Pre-Health Semester in London
In addition to the required Arcadia core course (4 Credits), you can choose one elective from Arcadia's London Now program (4 Credits) and participate in two science courses, taken at Queen Mary University of London. An optional preparatory course for the American Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) is included, along with an opportunity to take the MCATs in London.
Medicine in the UK: Medieval Mysticism to Modern Socialized Medicine (4 Credits)
To understand how healthcare is delivered and healthcare systems are developed, you must examine the political, economic, and cultural context during the times the policy was developed. This course offers a survey into the history of medicine in the UK from medieval times through the establishment of socialized medical system. Students will be asked to reflect on the how urbanization, scientific advancements and public health initiatives, contributed to the development of a government funded health service. Students will analyze the socioeconomic factors at play during critical times of healthcare advancement. Students will compare socialized medicine to privatized medicine and investigate the social, political, and economic factors associated with each system. Students will investigate current “hot topics” associated with public health and public policy as it relates to changes in the National Health System. View Syllabus
Arcadia London Now Electives
Queen Mary Courses
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