This midwifery study tour provides specialised access to Chinese institutions and local practitioners. The tour provides excellent insight into the application of both Traditional Chinese Medicine and modern Western medical techniques and provides a fascinating insight into China by looking at its history, contemporary culture and medicine, with particular focus on midwifery and child health. The tour visits dynamic, modern Shanghai; Hangzhou, known for its lakes and temples, as well as being a centre of the Normal Birth movement in China; imperial Beijing; the ancient Silk Road city of Xian and the beautiful rural southern province of Guangxi before returning to Shanghai. The tour includes a number of fascinating cultural visits and talks that complement the professional visits.
Midwifery and Child Care in China