Denmark, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Field course in Sri Lanka on Cross-disciplinary Health Research

when 21 July 2019 - 10 August 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee DKK 6000

The course aims at providing you with an understanding of health research methods, possibilities and challenges in a middle-income setting as Sri Lanka. You will be introduced to and gain a good understanding of significant health challenges in contextual urban, rural, private and government health systems.

Furthermore, you will gain a basic understanding of the broad variety of health research methods and designs, as applied by Sri Lankan and international researchers including clinical and epidemiological research, biological fields-sampling, GIS-mapping, community surveys and qualitative/humanistic health research.

Course leader

Jane Brandt Sørensen

Target group

Master

Course aim

Topics which can be explored during group work where you will develop a research proposal include (but are not limited to):
•Mental health (may include topics of self-harm and suicide prevention, child and youth mental health, maternal suicide prevention)
•Environmental health including vector-borne diseases, disease control and interventions (may include dengue and leptospirosis)
•Maternal/reproductive and child health
•Non-western medical systems/local healing practices (e.g. Ayurvedic medicine and Buddhism)

Fee info

DKK 6000: EU/EEA citizens

Budget and practicalities for all participants:

All students must cover costs concerning travel, travel insurance (mandatory for the entire course period), visa, vaccinations, food, and accommodation (organized by the course administration at a low rate in mid-range hotels, shared rooms). Students are required to ensure proper vaccinations and visa before travelling. Apart from the expenses listed above, students must cover their own daily expenses. If these expenses are maintained at a minimum level, course expenses can be expected to amount to 9.000 DKK.
DKK 9375: Non-EU/EEA citizens

Budget and practicalities for all participants:

All students must cover costs concerning travel, travel insurance (mandatory for the entire course period), visa, vaccinations, food, and accommodation (organized by the course administration at a low rate in mid-range hotels, shared rooms). Students are required to ensure proper vaccinations and visa before travelling. Apart from the expenses listed above, students must cover their own daily expenses. If these expenses are maintained at a minimum level, course expenses can be expected to amount to 9.000 DKK.

Scholarships

Exchange students from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences', UCPH, partner universities can participate in this course free of charge, if they have been nominated by their home university. The course must be an integrated part of their study progra