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Contemporary Issues in Health Services in the United Kingdom

This seminar course will include a mix of didactic coursework and site visits during which students will conduct observations of clinical sites in the metropolitan London area.During site visits students will participate in guest lectures, tour facilities, and conduct observations of clinical services across disciplines such as speech language pathology; audiology; counseling/psychological services; nursing; art,music, or drama therapy; physical therapy; occupational therapy; and special education.Seminar discussions will focus on the role of the interdisciplinary team in treating individuals with various disorders as well as provide an introduction to the practice of health fields specific to the UK, including training of professionals, types of clinical settings and services available to various client populations, attitudes toward disability, and the national priorities and allocation of health care resources in the United Kingdom. Comparisons between the US and UK health care systems will also be emphasized.

Course #
CSCD-UE 9650