Ways of Life in Ireland: Culture, Diversity, and Occupation

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Dr. Mullaney is the founding program director for the Masters of Occupational Therapy Program at Tennessee Wesleyan University in Knoxville, TN. He has been an Occupational Therapist for 17 years and in higher education at various colleges and universities starting OT Programs, teaching occupational therapy, and teaching in MBA Programs for the past 10 years. His previous CCSA course was similar, but focused on the Ways of Life in Ireland during the summer of 2016. Students from many areas of study benefited from the understanding of human preferences, upbringing, occupations, motivations, political influences, occupational performance, roles and routines, activities of daily living, and unique cultures- all which will prove to be beneficial in the real-world when interacting, helping, and possibly healing others.

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Ways of Life in Ireland: Culture, Diversity, and Occupation

Program Dates:
May 28 - June 12, 2018

Honors Credit:

WKU Course:

Public Health , Race & Ethnicity , Nursing , Rehabilitation & Therapy

Course Description:
Broaden your understanding of the contemporary and traditional ways of life in Ireland. Enhance your understanding of what people value as occupations and how they spend their time while immersing yourself in their culture. Conduct interviews, structured observations, journaling, and group discussions as part of your classroom abroad experiences. Learning sites include places such as St. Patrick's Cathedral, the Aran Islands, local hospitals, museums, and even a state of the art child-development center. This course is excellent preparation for students majoring in the health sciences, social sciences, business, and any other discipline where interacting with other people is required.


Physical Activity Requirements:
Ability to walk 3-5 miles per day on some days; ability to withstand long sitting times (such as may occur with travel or excursions).

Course Highlights:
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