Fundamentals of Global Health

Organizing institution
Utrecht University - Faculty of Medicine
Course code
M42
Course fee (excl. housing)
€ 750.00
Level
Master
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This summer course introduces the principles and scope of global health and health-related strategies important for an understanding of health and disease in a global context. Topics discussed in this interdisciplinary course range from global health governance and policy, to the role of health systems, ethics and advocacy for research and development, to the effects of globalization and climate change on health.

What is global health? Which global health challenges do we face? What are key principles of global health? Who are the major actors in global health and how do they influence global health policy? What are the Sustainable Development Goals and how can they advance addressing major health challenges globally? What is the role of health systems, international partnership, ethical aspects, equity, technological innovation and advocacy for research and development? And what is the impact of migration, globalisation and climate change on health outcomes?

These are some of the questions and topics that will be interdisciplinary addressed in this course by international faculty and participants.

Course director

Dr. Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch

Target audience

Postgraduate students and professionals in medicine, public health, social sciences or related disciplines with knowledge in epidemiology and public health and interest in global health

Course aim

By the end of the course participants will be able to: discuss the key principles of global health, governance and policy; discuss the role of the sustainable development goals to address major global health challenges; describe the impact of migration, globalisation and climate change on health outcomes; and comprehend the role of international partnership, ethical aspects, technological innovation and advocacy for research and development on global health.

Study load

Full-time

Costs

Course fee
€ 750.00
Housing fee
€ 200.00

Housing through Utrecht Summer School

For medical students and participants from low- and middle-income countries* there is reduced course fee of 500 euro (excluding housing).

Please note: participants who join through the KA-107 grant are required to pay the full fee.

*As defined by the World Bank classification.

Scholarships

For medical students and participants from low- and middle-income countries: 250 euro. This means that the course fee for these participants is 500 euro (excluding housing).

Application

For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying:

  • Motivation Letter
  • C.V.

More information

Dr. Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, PhD | Associate Professor of Global Health | E: k.klipstein-grobusch@umcutrecht.nl

Julius Global Health, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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Registration

Application deadline: 01 June 2020