Maastricht, Netherlands

European Public Health in a Globalising World

when 18 July 2022 - 5 August 2022
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 998

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

The course focus on three perspectives. First, health in Europe, which focuses on the health status across the European countries, the organization of health systems, and major healthcare challenges for individual countries. Second, the perspective of European health which focuses on integration and collaboration among Member States within the European Union (EU) and countries within the WHO European region. Third, the global influence of European health policy and healthcare practices are examined. The course combines theory with practice through lectures, tutorials, and a field visit or a guest speaker masterclass.

Course leader

Rok Hrzic

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, etcetera.

Course aim

After participating in the course students should be able to:
- 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

Fee info

EUR 998: Tuition fee


No scholarships are available for this course.