Finland, Kuopio

Public Health in the 2020's

when 13 August 2018 - 23 August 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 500

The course will outline current and near-future health challenges in the world that has just entered the third year of the global Sustainable Development Goals. Public health is examined from many points of view, from everyday grass root life to general sociocultural and global systems.
Fields of public health that are covered in more detail include population health statistics and trends (in Fin-land, Europe, globally), modern health promotion, aspects of progressive health policy, socioeconomic and cultural determinants of health, environmental health, specific topics in occupational health, public health of ageing populations, public health nutrition, and some other relavant topics. Plenty of real-life examples are taken especially from the recent public health progress and future challenges in Finland.

Course leader

sohaib.khan(at), annika.mannikko(at)

Target group

Master's and Doctoral students

Course aim

This two-week intensive summer course gives an overview of modern public and global health with all its current and upcoming challenges. The graduate-level (master’s and doctoral) course is especially suitable for students in health sciences, and also those in related fields (e.g. in natural sciences, social sciences etc.), but it is equally open to all students who are interested in examining contemporary health issues from various, and perhaps novel, perspectives.

Credits info


Fee info

EUR 500: Course fee. There is a discount of 20 % for the participants from UEF partner Universities.


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