Netherlands, Utrecht

Fundamentals of Global Health

online course
when 6 July 2020 - 10 July 2020
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 EC
fee EUR 750

Please note that this is an online course.

This summer course introduces the principles and scope of global health and health-related strategies important for an understanding of health and disease in a global context. Topics discussed in this interdisciplinary course range from global health governance and policy, to the role of health systems, ethics and advocacy for research and development, to the effects of globalization and climate change on health.

What is global health? Which global health challenges do we face? What are key principles of global health? Who are the major actors in global health and how do they influence global health policy? What are the Sustainable Development Goals and how can they advance addressing major health challenges globally? What is the role of health systems, international partnership, ethical aspects, equity, technological innovation and advocacy for research and development? And what is the impact of migration, globalisation and climate change on health outcomes?

These are some of the questions and topics that will be interdisciplinary addressed in this course by international faculty and participants.

Course leader

Dr. Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch

Target group

Postgraduate students and professionals in medicine, public health, social sciences or related disciplines with knowledge in epidemiology and public health and interest in global health.

Course aim

By the end of the course participants will be able to: discuss the key principles of global health, governance and policy; discuss the role of the sustainable development goals to address major global health challenges; describe the impact of migration, globalisation and climate change on health outcomes; and comprehend the role of international partnership, ethical aspects, technological innovation and advocacy for research and development on global health.

Fee info

EUR 750: Course + course materials
EUR 200: Housing fee (optional)

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