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For Information about this program please contact:

William B. Stroube, Ph.D.

Direct Phone: (812) 488-2870

Jerrilee LaMar, Ph.D.

Chair, School of Nursing

Direct Phone: (812) 488-2442


The following course will meet for three hours each month during the spring semester 2020 followed by approxiamtely 16 days of travel in China during July 2020. Students will enroll in the three-credit course during the spring semester 2020. Contact us now to receive additional information.


The Chinese Health Care System: The Impact of Culture and the Business Environment HSA 499/599 (all majors weclome)

--- Meetings in the spring and travel to China in July 2020 ---

Based in Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Beijing, China

July 1-16, 2020 -exact travel dates available in November 2019

This course will examine how the health care system in China is evolving, and how it is impacted by culture and the business environment. The class will consist of a series of discussions during spring and extensive field studies in China in July. Visits will be made to numerous health care sites in eastern China, including major hospitals and government health agencies. This health services administration course are open to all majors.

Chinese professionals will provide an overview of Chinese culture, history and current economic issues. Accommodations for the program will be in dorm style rooms at a university or chinese hotel.


This course provides three hours of health services administration undergraduate or graduate credit for HSA 499 or HSA 599. Students from other campuses should check with their home school for course approval and course transfer information.

Travel to China:

The students and faculty will travel together from Evansville. Students leaving the USA from other cities will meet the group at the Shanghai airport.


Estimated Comprehensive charge is $2,985 for undergraduate or graduate credit. The comprehensive fee includes lodging for approxiamately 16 days, some meals, ground transportation for field trips, entrance fees for historical sites, trips to cities in eastern China, and a three-day trip to Beijing and the Great Wall. Additional expenses include roundtrip airfare from USA to China, optional sightseeing in Hangzhou, personal expenses and some meals.

Students are admitted to the class on a rolling basis and the class in limited to 8 students.

Tentative Class Components Completed During Spring in Evansville:

Tentative Class Components in China:


Bill Stroube, MBA, PhD

Bill Stroube is professor and director of the health services administration program at the University of Evansville. Since 2000, he have taught thirty summer classes on health care systems in various formats in England, China, Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria. He has also examined the health care systems during site visits to South Korea, Japan, Turkey, Morocco and India. Dr Stroube has spent more than eight months in China in during eight visits since 2007, including teaching 5-week courses in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015.

Bill has published in the areas of international health care issues, health care marketing, and health care ethics. Before joining the UE faculty in 1998, he spent 12 years in management positions in the pharmaceutical industry and eight years at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Washington, D.C. He has extensive experience leading student groups in study abroad experiences. He has taught eighteen courses in England and central Europe in a 10-day and 5-week format.


Jerrillee LaMar, PhD, RN, CNE

Dr. LaMar is associate professor and chair in the Dunigan Family School of Nursing and teaches the junior level nursing research course and junior level clinical courses. She also teaches a general education health and wellness course each semester and serves as an American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support Instructor.

Jerrilee has contributed chapters on Growth and Development to both the 8th Edition of “Essentials of Nursing” and the 9th Edition of “Fundamentals of Nursing” textbooks published by Mosby-Yearbook. She has also revised the study guides for the 7th Edition of “Clinical Nursing Fundamentals Study Guide” and was also invited to write the 600-item test bank for the 7th Edition of “Basic Nursing”. Dr. LaMar is also active on her farm in Poseyville, Indiana, raising registered Alpine dairy goats, keeping bees, and producing artisan cheeses and soap and natural skincare products from goat’s milk from her home-based business, Artisan Homestead.