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Comparative Healthcare 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, Ireland
Course # SA 10215
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2024 05/29/24 to 06/15/24

Program Leader

Name Lindsey Becker
Email lmbecker@purdue.edu
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Program Description


- Tuesday, September 26th, 2023 from 6-7pm in JNSN B007 




June 2024 (tentative dates May 29th - June 15th, 2024): Take a 3-credit elective course taught by a professor from Univeristy College Dublin (UCD). The course, Health: A Systems Perspective, description is below:

With increasing globalisation, nurses and all health professionals benefit greatly from broad and international understandings of nursing and health systems. This module offers an opportunity for the student to learn about and critically analyse the main types of health care systems found around the world. The module will focus on the differences and distinctions between Irish and other global models of health care and nursing and how these are governed and administered within different health policy and financing contexts. The course content encourages students to systematically identify the advantages and disadvantages of different systems for health outcomes, quality, efficiency, equity and patient safety. Using Ireland as a case study, the module will provide students with an opportunity to engage with key debates about health service reform in the context of Irish health policy change. Students will gain perspectives on key areas of health systems through interaction with a range of speakers from both clinical practice and administrative and organisational bodies. Students will be encouraged to compare and contrast the Irish and European context with that of their home State/County.

Students study and stay in on-campus housing at UCD, a large, modern university located a short bus ride south of Dublin City Center.  In addition to course work, opportunities will be provided to explore a variety of cultural and historic venues in Dublin including Trinity College, Kilmainham Jail, St Partick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle and the Guinness Factory.  On the weekend, students will travel as a group to cultural and historic sites in Dublin and other locations in Ireland.

Questions?  Email the program leader lmbecker@purdue.edu

Academic Credit

3-credit hour elective course 


HHS students with a GPA of at least 3.0

Program Cost

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

Estimated Program Fee + Additional Costs = ~$6500 without scholarship assistance

Application Deadline

Applications are now open! 

Financial Aid

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

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