Study Abroad in San Jose, Costa Rica

Courses - January Term 2019

Classes are taught Monday through Friday for a total of 45 hours.

History 323/HIS 3293 (3 credits) | Costa Rican Health Care System and Tropical Medicine

Costa Rica’s health care system is socialized and ranks excellent in 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 economic situation. A strong emphasis is placed on how the system works, pointing out both its strong and weak points. An additional objective, of fundamental importance in understanding this system, is the study of Costa Rica as a tropical country, specifically the prevention and transmission of relevant tropical diseases.