29 July 2022
In a globalizing world, health challenges transcend national boundaries and are becoming more complex. To face these challenges, including those posed by pandemics like COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS, we need a two-way flow of resources, expertise and know-how between developed and developing countries, involving stakeholders from different scientific disciplines. Only a combined learning process of this kind has the potential to generate effective, innovative solutions to global health issues and to create equitable health systems around the world.
This course will provide you with in-depth insights into the growing complexity of the burden of disease, particularly in low and middle-income countries, as well as the main challenges surrounding health systems, infectious and non-communicable conditions, and child and reproductive health. It will equip you with a critical and holistic view of these challenges, as well as potential solutions.
Thanks to our association with the Amsterdam Institute of Global Health and Development (AIGHD), we can offer students access to an extensive network of partners and experts in health and related domains. In group discussions and debates, we will invite you to think critically about these global issues. Your learning experience will be further enriched through thought-provoking interviews with key local and international actors in the field.
Students and professionals with a science background and an interest in complex health problems in an international context. This course is multi-disciplinary and are therefore open to learners with a wide variety of backgrounds.
By the end of this course you will:
- Gain critical knowledge of local and global health issues.
- Be able to take an interdisciplinary approach to health and disease-related problems around the world.
- Possess the necessary skills to collaborate with peers from different disciplines.
- Know how to obtain reliable and critical data to develop a topic for discussion.
- Possess the skills needed to discuss topics related to global health.
45 contact hours
EUR 950: Tuition fees two-week course:
VU Students/PhD candidates and employees of VU Amsterdam* or an Aurora Network Partner €650
Students at Partner Universities of VU Amsterdam €900
Students and PhD candidates at non-partner universities of VU Amsterdam €950*
Early Bird offer
Applications received before 15 March (CET 23:59) receive €50 Early Bird discount!
VU Amsterdam Summer School offers two kinds of scholarships: the Academic Scholarship and the Photographer Scholarship. More information can be found on the VU Amsterdam Summer School website.