Norway, Oslo

International Community Health Accessibility

when 28 June 2010 - 6 August 2010
duration 6 weeks
credits 9.9 EC
fee USD 4530

Set within a conceptual framework of equity, accessibility and human rights, the course addresses global public health challenges. Based on new scientific (both epidemiology and qualitative) research, experiences from different development projects and the UN/WHO framework, the course aims at providing a broad focus within public health. The course agenda will select topics from these thematic areas: infectious diseases such as AIDS/HIV and TB; reproductive health and sexual health; mental health and disabilities (including life style diseases). The thematic areas will be explored within a broad understanding of participation and creating an inclusive and democratic society for all.

Academic responsibility for the course: Section for International Health, Institute of General Practice and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo.

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Target group

Minimum BA degree or equivalent in health-related subject. The course is particularly relevant for people who are working within the field of health as health care professionals and service providers, policy makers, planners and program officers in government agencies and non-governmental organizations, as well as people who are interested in doing research within the field of public health. It is preferable that applicants are in a position where they can apply the knowledge gained in the course in their home work environment.

Course aim

The course provides students with a foundation for understanding challenges facing health care systems throughout the world. It will enable students to read scientific literature, write an academic term paper, and critically reflect upon various global health models and challenges of implementation in different local settings throughout the world. The course will provide new knowledge in the field.

Credits info

9.9 EC
Form of evaluation: Final examination with term paper, presentations and classroom participation. Grading is based on the ECTS grading system A-B-C-D-E-F.

Fee info

USD 4530: On campus fee, room & board included