Subject: Community Hlth and Epidemiolog
Credit units: 3
College: Medicine
Department: Community Hlth and Epidemiol

Description

This practicum will be a six-week 3 credit supervised experience in one of three remote northern Saskatchewan communities. Supervision will be provided by a local field preceptor and the Global Health Certificate Program Director (a University of Saskatchewan faculty member). Students will have an orientation to the northern experience and a debriefing opportunity upon their return. Possible topics for the orientation include: Aboriginal and northern health and social issues, history of Aboriginal-European relations with emphasis on treaties; recent history, the reserve system, residential schools and current relations; traditional beliefs, traditional healing, the Medicine Wheel; current social problems, substance abuse; and research with Indigenous Peoples. The purpose of this orientation is to engage students in critical thinking about indigenous issues in preparation for their experience in the north.

Permission of the department is required.
Restriction(s): Restricted to College of Medicine students in the Certificate in Global Health program.

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