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NOVELTY: Public Health Exchange

NYHET: Public Health Exchange

Starting this year will be able to apply for a new type of exchange: Public Health Exchange! It is a cross between SCOPE and SCOPH-operations where internships are more closely related to public health. Since this is new for the coming year, IFMSA-Sweden only in yield place, and this is with China! The exchange will take place in a hospital under 4 weeks (one of the months from April to June, September-November). To apply, you need to read the medical program (or have graduated within 6 months before begun yield) or Public Health.


You can read more about the project.


Cancer Epidemiology Practice (Lung cancer)

Department of Epidemiology, China Medical University.

Road No.77 Speech, Shenyang, North New Area, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China.


In China, cancer distribution in the population is different from other countries. Due to deferred visit and diagnoses, cancer mortality rate in China is higher than the global average level. To reduce the incidence, increase the rate of early diagnosis, survival, as well as to promote the equalization of health service, researches on cancer epidemics has been carried out in China Medical University.


What is the main goal(s) of the Internship?


  • To improve students’ capacity of solving epidemiological problems.
  • To improve their abilities in public health practice.
  • To gain an insight in cancer prevention and control in China.


What are the objectives of the Internship?


  • Understand the process of field investigation, the method of creating questionnaires.
  • Take part in field investigations, learn the skills of communication with subjects, data entry, as well as conduct database quality control.
  • Learn skills of database management and data analysis.
  • Know the prevalence, incidence, prevention and control situation of cancer in China.


What is the expected outcome(s) of the Internship?

Students are expected to improve their ability in public health practice and be familiar with the use of data analyzing softwares, such as SAS, SPSS, R, and excel. Besides they should be able to compare the differences between Chinese health system and their own systems.


Lectures and trainings on Epidemiology will be provided. There are also seminars available to the students. Exchange students will be allowed to attend courses in the college with local students (available courses will depend on the date of exchange).

The students will attend epidemiological practice like field investigations, data management, and data analysis.


The outcome of the exchange will be an internship report and presentation using slides.


On the portal, you can read about Exchange Conditions for IFMSA-China: http://exchange.ifmsa.org/exchange/scope/explore/conditions/view/20


The application is made on IFMSA portal, like the other yields (Learn about the application process here: https://www.ifmsa.se/utbyte/ansokningsprocessen/).