Netherlands, Maastricht

European Public Health in a Globalising World

when 22 July 2019 - 9 August 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1000

The course provides an overview of modern health challenges in Europe and how they are embraced by a variety of stakeholders: policy makers, researchers, practitioners and the civil society.

The course focuses on three perspectives: Firstly, health in Europe, hence, what is the health status across the European countries, how do the health systems look like, what is major challenges for individual countries. Secondly, the perspective of European health which focuses on Europeanisation and Europe integration within the European Union (EU) and more widely according to the WHO European region. Lastly, European health in a globalised world is assessed. The course combines theory with practice through lectures, tutorials and a field visit.

This course consists of 32 class hours divided over 3 weeks. Students earn 6 ECTS credits when they obtain a passing grade.

Course leader

E. Slits

Target group

To facilitate a fruitful learning environment a moderate level of health-related knowledge is required. Hence, the course is directed towards students attending bachelor or master courses in medicine, public health science, sociology, anthropology, political science, economics etc.

A minimum of 9 students is required for the course to take place.

Course aim

Describe the brief historical developments in European health
Describe the main contemporary health challenges at national levels, European level and from a global perspective
Describe the main characteristics of how different European health systems are financed and managed
Know examples of EU/WHO-Euro related health policies, strategies, institutions and projects
Describe examples of cross-border collaboration across Europe
Identify examples of global trends that influence European health and how Europe influence global health

Credits info

6 EC
Maastricht Summer School awards academic credit (ECTS) for courses successfully completed during the programme. To include these credits in the curriculum of your degree, you need to obtain official approval from the responsible department at your home institution.

Upon completion of a course, the Maastricht Summer School issues a transcript. The transcript states the student’s name, student ID-number, the grade or Pass/Fail and the number of ECTS credits.

Fee info

EUR 1000: This 3-week course costs €1000,-.