Copenhagen, Denmark

Urbanisation and Health - Global and Local Perspectives with Copenhagen as a Case

when 9 August 2021 - 20 August 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee DKK 4000

The University of Copenhagen’s School of Global Health offers a two week, full-time summer course on Urbanisation and Health.

The course will focus on promotion of health and wellbeing in the urban environment across age groups and socioeconomic positions, and also on urban adaptation to climate change, management of environmental health risks, and opportunities for green urban development on health.

The course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and competences to identify, analyse, discuss and pursue approaches to address priority urban health challenges in a local and global context.

Course leader

Flemming Konradsen

Target group

Master students

Course aim

When you have completed the course, you will be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge about predominant local and global urban trends and the related health challenges and responses in terms of climate, demography, infrastructure, environmental risks, green space, physical activity, and socio-economic factors.

You will acquire the skills to analyse and discuss the dynamics of selected features of urban health with reference to relevant literature, cases and evidence. In addition to making observations and collecting data about current condition and practices and perceived health challenges and opportunities in a given urban location.

Fee info

DKK 4000: EU/EEA citizens

You are exempted from payment, if:

1. You are enrolled at a Danish university and the course is part of your master's programme. Danish students must provide a pre-approval of credit transfer from their home institution upon application.

2. You are exempted from payment, if you are an exchange student and attend the course as part of your Erasmus+ exchange semester (min. 3 months stay).

3. You are exempted from payment if you are an exchange student nominated through Nordplus express or Nordlys.
DKK 6250: Non-EU/EEA citizens