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Extended study to Beijing, China (Health)

CORE 312ES – Comparative Health Systems – Beijing

Director Spring 2005: Professor John Novak

Following a semester-long comparative study of health care, students will travel to China to experience the traditional Taoist systems for cultivating health, vitality, and spiritual awareness.

Students will observe and learn about acupuncture, massage, and pharmacological (herbal) therapies.

Fieldwork and lectures will take place around Beijing in large hospitals (where integration of Eastern and Western medicines take place), in a traditional rehabilitation center for the chronically ill, in a Chinese medical school, and in the Research Institute of Chinese traditional medicine.

The group will travel to a remote mountainous area of Hubei Province to visit herb farms, herb trading markets, and pharmaceutical companies. Prerequisite: Instructor’s signature required.