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REEI-R 300 31073/500 31074 Global Public Health Dialogue* – 1 credit:
Wednesday, from 9:05a.m. - 9:55a.m. (7 meetings total: 3/10/10 - 4/29/10)
Location of class: IUB - Herman B Wells Library->Teaching & Learning Technologies Center 305a, IUPUI - Education/Social Work Bldg.(ES) 2132, IUNW - Hawthorn Hall (HH) 338
Instructor: Natalia Rekhter nrekhter@lincolncollege.edu, nrekhter@iupui.edu

This course will join students from Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, and Southern Federal University (Russia) via video conferencing.  Participation in this class will serve as a basis for building bridges of understanding between students at the two universities and will provide a basic knowledge of health care delivery in the two countries. The course is taught in English. 

Students will watch a popular health care related show, such as ER (USA) and/or "Vrachebnyie Tainy – Medical Secrets" (Russia), and contrast and compare them.  Discussions will focus on aspects of American and Russian culture and health care delivery by examining patient-physician relationships, medical ethics in the workplace, information sharing, the role of medical technology, and others.   

The format allows for cross-national discussions via e-mail, in-class face-to-face dialogs, and small group exercises with faculty assistance. 

IU students taking the course (which will be available at the same time in Bloomington and Indianapolis via distance-learning) are eligible for scholarships to be used towards the cost of a trip to Rostov-on-Don, Russia ("International Health Care Delivery: in-country Russian Field Experience" course).  This course is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

* Students on the IU-Indianapolis campus must complete the TEMPORARY intercampus transfer form at the following website to be able to register for this spring semester course.  They can take the course on IUPUI campus, it will be facilitated by the distance-learning facility. https://www.iupui.edu/~moveiu/moveiu.html

* IUPUI GRADUATE students wishing to enroll in this course should contact Adam Julian at iuslavic@indiana.edu for permission to register.


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Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Ballantine Hall 502
1020 E. Kirkwood Ave. Bloomington, IN 47405-7103
Phone: (812) 855-2608

Last updated: 03 March 2010
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