Programs : Brochure
- Locations: London, United Kingdom
- Program Terms: Spring- Embedded
- Host Program Website: Visit host website for more information
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Transnational study of emergent patterns in systems of belief and practice concerning natural environment, human body, health, and health care. Our natural and built environments form the 'global infrastructure' holding our planet together, keeping us alive and connected to each other. As communities of people live and interact in this 'locality', they form emotional and affective attachments to its features and develop a shared identity around 'sense of place'. Such a network of connections between human-based systems and the environment is a social-ecological system. Historically, healthcare has been a man-made system, part of the built environment. It arose as a product of evolving understanding of the human body's connection with the natural environment, thus meanings associated with a sense of place. Resilient systems can absorb disturbances and reorganize while undergoing change so that they retain essentially the same function, structure and feedbacks. The ability to absorb change and remain functional is key to individual health and wellness, and environmental sustainability. This course uses London, England as a site to examine the historical evolution of healing practices, grounded in beliefs that arise from sense of place, and reflecting a changing sense of responsibility for the health of the total social-ecological system. Through experiences with cultural and academic sites and museums, students develop an individual understanding of person-nature connection and planetary health.
During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of hotel/hostel overnight accommodations.
The process for enrolling in an embedded course varies according to the instructor and/or department. The program leader has indicated that in order to enroll in the course and travel component, students must contact the program leader.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring- Embedded||2020||08/21/2019 **||Rolling Admission||03/06/2020||03/14/2020|
|NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program coordinator, Stephanie Ponnett, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in applying for this embedded program.|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Indicates that deadline has passed