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Western Kentucky University

Faculty-Led Study Abroad


Summer 2015

sweden summer 2015


Health, Wellness, and Social Welfare in Sweden





Explore the state of healthcare in rural and urban cities in Sweden.

Visit historical sites and health care institutions in three cities where they will have the opportunity to interact with healthcare providers and local consumers of healthcare while learning about healthcare access as well as the diverse roles of healthcare providers. Students will explore the healthcare of vulnerable, invisible populations while comparing and contrasting the universal healthcare model in Sweden to the emerging Affordable Care (ACA) found in the U.S. today.


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Learning Objectives

Each course in the program will have specific learning goals. However, the overall learning goals include:

  • Describe the distinguishing components of a universal healthcare system.
  • Articulate how Sweden's culture, education, and the physical environment are impacted by policies that focus on health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Describe how universal access to healthcare impacts the health status of Sweden's population.
  • Identify major differences in healthcare delivery systems in the United States and other countries.
  • Demonstrate meaningful use of health-related data in making reasonable comparisons of the determinants of health and access to healthcare systems.





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Faculty Leaders


  • Munkfors-Ransater Community
  • Stockholm
  • Vaxjo


  • Summer 2015


  • $5,350  (est.)
    Includes international airfare


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stockholm, sweden

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