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Instructor Info:Elizabeth Conlisk
Office Extension x5519
Miriam Cremer
TA Info:Kimberley Bullard
Office Extension xOff Campus
Term: 2013J
Meeting Info: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
07:00 PM - 07:00 PM
07:00 PM - 07:00 PM
07:00 PM - 07:00 PM
07:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Description: This January term course focuses on medicine, public health and appropriate technology in rural El Salvador, with a focus on cervical cancer prevention. Students will spend most of the 11-day trip in Arcatao, a small community in the Chalatenango region, where they will live with host families. The course will open with 2-3 days of classes and discussions on the biology and epidemiology of international women's health, as well as the social, political and economic life in El Salvador. Students will then form small outreach teams and travel with BHI staff and Salvadoran physicians to neighboring communities to provide cervical cancer screening and follow-up in neighboring communities. Their primary responsibility will be to evaluate the functionality of two prototypes of a transportable gynecological bed that were designed by two Hampshire students who participated in this course in previous years. On the penultimate day, each team will presents its findings to the group and make recommendations. We will close the course with a final day at the beach at La Libertad.