Public health is what we do together as a society to ensure the conditions in which everyone can be healthy.

This course will provide students an opportunity to learn about both historical and contemporary public health issues, their effects on population health, and how public health systems are working to solve the health issues affecting communities in the United Kingdom today. Students will visit both London and Stoke-on-Trent.

Students will tour historically and culturally significant sites, visit urban and rural communities and community-based organizations, attend featured presentations around both contemporary and historical public health issues, and visit public health and healthcare agencies to learn about their structure, programs, service delivery models, and approaches to addressing issues of public health. The sum of this experience will illustrate the interdisciplinary nature of public health practice and the need to add attention to the social determinants of health — the conditions in the social, physical, and economic environment in which people are born, live, work, and age — in order to advance health equity.

Program Highlights

  • Learn about public health systems by meeting with faculty teaching in Staffordshire University's Master of Public Health Program and healthcare organization.
  • Meet with community-based partners in both Stoke-on-Trent and London to learn about public health issues facing the United Kingdom (rural vs. urban).
  • Visit the site of the 1854 Broad Street cholera outbreak (birthplace of modern Epidemiology) and learn more about the work of John Snow.
  • Learn about historic and modern public health issues in the United Kingdom (London Fog, HIV/AIDS, drug use/misuse, health inequalities).

Program Fee: $3,590.

The first 10 students who submit their application AND make the first 50% payment will receive a $1,000 travel stipend. The stipend will only release when 10 students have signed up for the program and have made all payments.

Program Fee Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Education Abroad Health Insurance
  • In Country Travel
  • Excursions/Tours
  • Entrance Fee(s)

Program Fee Excludes:

  • Tuition for the course(s) itself
  • Study Abroad Administration Fee
  • Passport
  • Airfare
  • Some Meals
  • Personal spending money

Contact/More Information

  • Dr. Lisa McCormick, School of Public Health, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Meena Nabavi, Office of Public Health Practice, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Read more about PopHealth in the UK on the UAB Abroad website.

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