1 August 2020
In a globalizing world, health challenges transcend national borders and are also becoming more complex. To face up to them, there needs to be 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 provides 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, child and reproductive health. It equips you with a critical and holistic view on these challenges as well as the potential solutions.
Thanks to our association with the Amsterdam Institute of Global Health and Development (AIGHD), we offer you access to an extensive network of partners and experts in health and related domains. In group discussions and debates, they invite you to think critically about these issues around the world. Your learning experience is further enriched through thought-provoking interviews with key local and international actors in the field.
Dr. Mitzi Waltz, Prof. Dr. Aura Timan and Dr Elena Syurina.
tudents and professionals with a science background and an interest in complex health problems in an international context. If you have doubts about your eligibility for the course, please let us know. Our courses are multi-disciplinary and therefore are open to students and professions with a wide variety of backgrounds.
At the end of this course, you:
•Gain a critical knowledge of local and global health issues.
•Can take an interdisciplinary approach to health and disease-related problems around the world.
•Possess the skills needed 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 debate topics related to global health.
Contact hours: 45
Do you want to make the most out of your summer? You can combine this course with a course in session 1 to create a 4-week summer school.
EUR 1150: The tuition fee of a two-week course is €1150. This tuition fee includes:
- Airport pick-up service
- Course excursions
- Orientation programme and welcome
- On-site support and 24/7 emergency assistance
- A transcript of records and certificate of attendance after completing the course
- Meal vouchers to be spent at the university restaurant for either lunch or dinner
- A discounted access to our sport facilities
VU Amsterdam Summer School offers three kinds of scholarships: the Academic Scholarship, the Photographer Scholarship and the Vlogger/Videographer Scholarship. More information can be found on the VU Amsterdam Summer School website.