Online Course Fundamentals of Global Health

Utrecht University and the UMC Utrecht introduce: Fundamentals of Global Health, an online course

Offered by the MSc Epidemiology program, this online, university-accredited course aims to introduce the principles, history, origins and current trends in global health. It addresses global health governance as well as epidemiological transition and the social determinants of health. The course covers questions and topics such as current issues in global health, how health-related development strategies can address these major international health concerns, and how we can measure health and the burden of disease.

You will be supported throughout your course by high-quality international teaching staff with vast research and educational experience in low- and middle-income countries. At the end of the course, you will be able to apply the knowledge you have acquired about global health issues to a local context, or to use it in your own epidemiology research.

By means of web lectures, interactive learning, international case studies, group discussions and individual assignments, you will learn about the following topics:

  • The methods and ethics of global health research
  • Issues such as migration, health equity and sustainability
  • How global health problems can be investigated and how research findings can subsequently be translated into policy and practice

Starts 5 May 2014; 3 weeks, 14h p/w; €395; Academic certificate; 1.5 EC

For more information or to enroll (deadline 28 April), please visit the course page on the Elevate Health website.  

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