Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

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EPH2322  - Excursion to Central and Eastern Europe

Period 2: from 30-10-2023 to 22-12-2023
Coordinator: Wind, A.
ECTS credits: 1
Language of instruction: English

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Deadline publication timetable
The date on which the timetable of this module is available: 13-10-2023

Deadline publication final result
The date on which the final grade of this module is available: 23-1-2024

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Course information

Description: EN:

The excursion to Kraków, Poland takes place in November, with activities taking place Monday-Friday in Kraków. 

The purpose of the excursion is for Bachelor EPH students, to have an in-depth field experience of various dimensions of the Polish (public) health care system. We enjoy lectures from our Polish colleagues at Jagiellonian University, one of Europe’s oldest universities. We also make site visits and excursions to health-care facilities and take tours of cultural destinations. Along the way, students will learn a great deal about the history of Poland, its healthcare system, and how that history has been influenced by Poland’s membership in the European Union. Students will also enjoy evenings together and can socialize with fellow students in Year 2.

Goals: EN:

P1722. Contributes actively and positively within autonomous project teams and ‘new’ teams in the minor

P1628. Asks critical questions and tests commonly-held assumptions in forming views on health issues

P1627. Identifies personal bias and prejudices related to professional responsibilities and acts responsibly to address them

P1626. Behaves in a respectful, professional and reliable manner during the excursion

P1623. Engages feedback from staff and students actively


C1322. Provides constructive and insightful feedback to peers

C1422. Summarizes health impacts of diversity in Europe, including socio-economic health inequities

C1421. Appraises meaning of cultural diversity during possible minor period abroad and thereby shows cultural curiosity and openness, self-reflection and adaptability

C1222. Defends findings and academic reflections upon findings with academic staff and thereby demonstrates intellectual adaptability and nimbleness



I822. Tests principles of research ethics and integrity against case studies from practice

I821. Applies critical academic thinking tools to dilemmas in public health policy, practice, and scientific research

I721. Distinguishes among various categories (i.e. types) of public health interventions at community, organization and policy levels


E421. Describes and compares health-relevant public policies at Member State and EU levels

E323. Surveys and contrasts environmental and life-style factors that impact health status

E222. Analyses real-world data on health status and inequalities

E122. Contrasts conceptualizations of public health and medicine and associated institutions and infrastructure


Key words:
Teaching methods:
  • Lecture(s)
  • Working visit(s)
Assessments methods:
  • Attendance
  • Participaion

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