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HIS 3293 Costa Rican Health Care System and Tropical Medicine Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Sciences Program Summer 2022 June 5-Week 1 Course - San Jose

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HIS 3293 Costa Rican Health Care System and Tropical Medicine

HIS 3293 Costa Rican Health Care System and Tropical Medicine Course Overview


CEA Partner Institution: Veritas University
Location: San José, Costa Rica
Primary Subject Area: Health Sciences
Instruction in: English
Course Details: Level 300
Recommended Semester Credits: 4
Contact Hours: 60


Costa Rica´s health care system is unique due to the fact that it´s socialized and has achieved excellent health indicators. The course focuses on the history and development of the public health care system within the context of the Costa Rican sociopolitical and economical situation. It also gives a strong emphasis on how the system actually works and points out not only the strongholds of the systems, but also it´s weak points. A third objective, of fundamental importance in order to understand this system, is the study of Costa Rica as a tropical country. Students will learn about the prevention and transmission of relevant tropical diseases.

1. To study the fundamental aspects of the health in a Latin American country
2. To analyze the structure of the Health System of Costa Rica
3. To recognize the main characteristics of the tropical pathology
4. To develop abilities to understand the binomial health and society within the Latin American culture

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