IHHS 408 – Topics In Aboriginal Health: A Community-Based Experience. Application deadline Feb 20

> IHHS 408 is a unique four-week, 6-credit summer course that offers
> students in the health disciplines the opportunity to learn, live,
> work, and play in a First Nations community in BC. Students learn the
> diversity of Indigenous worldviews on health, wellness, and medicine,
> and begin to develop an appreciation of how these perspectives can be
> integrated into health care practice and promotion with Indigenous
> peoples in a culturally respectful way. This immersive learning
> experience occurs within the context of local community health
> knowledge and teachings, allowing students to appreciate how values
> and cultures shape healing in a particular community. The course’s
> interprofessional focus encourages students to work together in a team
> environment and share discipline-specific knowledge, thus enhancing
> skill sets and providing an additional ‘lens’ through which to explore
> health and its determinants. IHHS 408 is an exciting learning
> experience that transforms students both personally and
> professionally.
> IHHS 408 is offered by the UBC Centre for Excellence in Indigenous
> Health<http://health.aboriginal.ubc.ca/> and the UBC College of Health
> Disciplines<http://www.chd.ubc.ca/> in partnership with five First
> Nations communities across BC. The students enrolled in IHHS 408 in
> 2015 will spend one month living and learning in the communities of
> Skidegate (on Haida Gwaii), Esk’etemc (near Williams Lake), Bonaparte
> (near Cache Creek), Seabird Island (near Agassiz), or Cowichan (near
> Duncan).
> Application Deadline: February 20, 2015
> For more information and to apply, visit
> http://health.aboriginal.ubc.ca/education/ihhs-408-topics-in-
> aboriginal-health-a-community-based-experience/.

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