If you have questions about this program, email the program leader listed below.

Public Health in Ireland

Program Details

The arrangements for the travel, housing, meals, excursions and course content of this program have been made by the leader. Questions about this program can only be answered by the program leader listed below.

Program Type Departmental
Program Location Dublin, Galway, Ireland
Course # SA 10222 or
SA 59000
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2024 05/05/24 to 05/18/24

Program Leader

Name Ellen Wells
Email wells54@purdue.edu
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Enrollment Details: Enrollment Currently Closed

Program Description

This course will provide opportunities for students to gain a new perspective on national and international public health issues and policies and to gain a deeper understanding of the Irish culture. The term international public health recognises that, as a result of globalisation, forces that affect public health can and do come from outside national boundaries and that responding to public health issues now requires attention to cross-border health risks, including access to dangerous products and environmental change. Specific public health topics will be determined by current issues in public health. For example, public health topics covered may include electronic cigarettes, tobacco control and public health, infectious diseases – prevention and management (Ebola), obesity and weight management. Additionally, students will be given an introduction to the national heritage and culture of Ireland, including the natural, man-made and human heritage and culture. The module will also develop an awareness and evaluate contemporary culture using a number of case studies.

Academic Credit

HSCI 400 "International Public Health" - 3 credits, or 

HSCI 590 "Global Public Health" - 3 credits


Undergraduates or graduate students from any major are welcome to apply.  Spots are limited; preferences will be given to those with cumulative GPA over 3.5.

Program Cost

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.

Program cost: $3889.93.  (Does not include airfare and some meals)

Be sure to apply for the Purdue Moves Scholarship!

Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted until the program is full!  

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

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