Global Public Health LONDON has been approved as a Tier III course.
Undergraduate and graduate students from all majors can enroll in this College of Health Sciences and Professions public health course offered during Spring Break in London, England. Global Public Health will introduce students to events, places, organizations, and people significant to the past, present, and future endeavors of the health professions.
The course integrates mini-lectures on public health topics with daily excursions such as a guided tour of the British Museum, a visit to the London Eye, a walking tour of Soho (followed by lunch at the John Snow pub), a dinner cruise on the River Thames, and a day at the Market at Covent Garden. Also included are subway travel to an exhibit at the London Science Museum and a stop at the Museum of Natural History.
Ample time has been set aside to allow for visits to such famous landmarks as Harrods and the Marks and Spencer department stores, as well as a few evenings out at the theater, an inviting pub, the movies, and other attractions. In the course of discovering modern London and all it has to offer, we will come to see how so many modern health policies and practices are the result of classical public health control measures of centuries ago.
March 1 - 9, 2014
Eligibility and selection process
This program is open to all majors from all OU colleges, as well as non-OU students (e.g. MPH students from OUCOM and adult lifelong learners).
Admission to this program is by a rolling admission procedure, with applications reviewed by the program director as they are received.
With enrollment held to just 10 students to ensure program quality, we recommend early application as all the places may be filled before the final application deadline.
All participants are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of $500 (to be credited to student’s program fees) as part of the acceptance process. An accepted student who fails to make their deposit by the deadline will be removed from the program, and their spot offered to the first wait-listed applicant able to commit.
Application deadline The deadline for complete applications (online application and reference letter receipt) is:
Friday, November 1, 2013.
Hotel & meals arrangements
To make this experience as safe as possible, and maximize student exposure to London's rich cultural & social life, students will stay in shared rooms at a hotel in the heart of London, located within a short walk of the world famous British Museum and various theaters. Breakfast is included in the program each morning.
Courses and credits
Students register for 5 credits of undergraduate or graduate credit. Available courses include:
EH 4900 Environmental Health Special Topics (5 cr)
EH 4920 Environmental Health Practicum (5 cr)
EH 6930 Independent Study (5 cr)
T3 4700 Global Public Health (the Tier III offering) (5 cr)
Other course number registrations may be possible—check with your major department for specifics.
Students will learn course concepts and content primarily through the many day trips, outings, and excursions integrated into the travel program. In addition to limited selected assigned readings, the course instructor will facilitate several location-specific (on-site) discussions. Emphasis will be placed on the examination of current or historically notable public health interventions.
The 5 credits for this program count towards your spring semester total credit hours. If you take 12 to 20 total hours, you will not incur additional tuition cost for spring semester. If you take more than 20 or fewer than 12 credits, your tuition charge will be adjusted accordingly.
Additional Information on the United Kingdom
To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the CIA World Factbook.
Requesting accommodation for disabilities
If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) to schedule an appointment to complete an Education Abroad Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.
Entry and exit requirements
U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now: http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html.
Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country. Entry and exit requirements for this country can be found at http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/travel_1744.html.
US citizens won’t need a visa or other special documents to enter the UK for the length of this program. You may need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country. Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
Information for NON-US citizens can be found here.
For more information: Tim Ryan
Professor, Department of Social & Public Health
W357 Grover Center
About the instructor
Dr. Ryan is a professor in the College of Health Sciences and Professions, where he teaches courses in the areas of environmental and occupational health. He has been on the faculty at Ohio University since 1998, and previously held positions at the University of Houston, the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and Michigan State University.
Tim Ryan took his first trip abroad at the age of 17 as an American Field Service exchange student to Germany. In the decades since, he has traveled extensively to Europe, Canada, Mexico, and Africa. His travels have included Paris, Scotland, Hamburg, and multiple trips to London and the North of England.