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Public Health in China

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Sponsor: Northwestern University Office of International Program Development (IPD), in partnership with Peking University and Capital Medical University

Location: Beijing, China


Public Health in China courses introduces students to traditional Chinese medicinal practices as well as the Chinese public health system, including key players and institutions, the challenges of HIV, TB, H1N1, SARS, and other infectious diseases, and control measures. Courses are taught by Capital Medical University faculty and include site visits to local hospitals, clinics, TCM centers, and a weekend herb-collecting excursion at Lin-Long Mountain.


  • Summer

Term Notes: 2013 Program Dates: June 24 - August 18

Languages: English, Chinese

Language Requirements: 

None; however, students take intensive language classes in Chinese during the program.


Double-occupancy, air-conditioned rooms in an international dormitory

Program Costs: 

Please refer to the IPD Program website for Summer 2012 cost information.