Why Study Epidemiology in Argentina?
More than 30 percent of Argentina’s population lives in greater Buenos Aires, a city with marked contrasts in wealth and poverty and related disparities in health. Although health is a constitutional right and the country spends a high percentage of its GDP to fund a well-developed health care system, uninsured and low-income families struggle to access quality health care. Great efforts are still needed to make more efficient use of health care resources.
Excursions provide opportunities to compare epidemiological profiles and health service organizations in different areas. In Buenos Aires, you’ll visit private and public hospitals and community health centers to explore how epidemiology informs health management decisions, patterns and strategies, and explains how services are provided at different levels of care. In Mendoza, you will learn how primary healthcare data can help providers understand and improve access to health services as well as how local providers address health-related issues specific to the region. You will also develop your Spanish language skills through daily interaction with lecturers, healthcare practitioners, and host families.
Through SIT’s close partnership with ISALUD, the nation’s top health university and think tank, you will learn from senior officials, health professionals, and advocates.
- Study in Buenos Aires, home to renowned health institutions.
- Learn about contemporary health management patterns, strategies, and challenges.
- Experience how scientific and technical knowledge is applied in managing health care in different contexts.
- Examine significant health disparities and learn how local healthcare providers manage the needs of local populations.
- Learn Spanish with a focus on public health.
Previous college-level coursework or background in health sciences, political science, anthropology, sociology, or development studies. Three recent semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent and the ability to follow coursework and assignments in Spanish, as assessed by SIT.