SGLK13027U Summer School in Global Health Challenges
MSc in Medicine
MSc Public Health
Many of our participants are students or young professionals with a background in medicine or public health, but we encourage applicants from a wide range of academic backgrounds with an interest in global health.
The Summer School in Global Health Challenges convenes students from a range of professional backgrounds and introduces them to the key concepts, determinants, opportunities and challenges in global public health - internationally as well as in Denmark. Through a mix of lectures, case studies, group work and workshops, this summer school will explore, explain and analyse many of the greatest challenges to current and future health. Gathering a truly international group of passionate students, the summer school aims to serve as a platform for networking, capacity-building and inspiration, thus empowering participants to become more effective health leaders, thinkers and change-makers.
Topics covered by the course are: Health & Human Rights; Non-Communicable Diseases; Communicable Diseases; Public Health Demography; Social Determinants of Health; Access to Medicines; Health & Development; Technology, Innovation & Global Health; Disasters & Humanitarian Assistance; Economics & Global Health; Migration & Mental Health; Health Systems in a Global Context; and more.
The overall objective of this course is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and competences to understand the key concepts, determinants, opportunities and challenges in global public health - internationally as well as in Denmark. Upon completion of the course, the student will:
- Have gained a broad understanding of global health governance and its actors.
- Have gained an understanding of the global transition in disease burdens and its determinants
- Demonstrate an understanding of global health challenges related to climate change, migration and trade policies.
- Have gained an understanding of challenges to national and regional health services in responding to changes in disease burdens.
- explore, explain and analyse many of the greatest challenges to current and future health at global and regional level
- be able to analyse dilemmas in priority setting in global health
- Be able to reflect upon the role of key global health stakeholders in shaping policies and programs targeting global health challenges.
- Have the competences in reflecting and discussing policies and programs across sectors, disciplines, and cultures.
- Demonstrate competences in advocacy, communication, and networking.
2-3 mandatory articles per topic will be provided through an online database prior to the summer school to allow students to prepare for lectures.
Participants must have a relevant academic background (minimum requirement is current enrollment at undergraduate level). We accept students with backgrounds in medicine, public health, nutrition, political science, sociology, anthropology, and more. If you are unsure of the relevance of your academic background to this course, please contact the course coordinator.
- Practical exercises
Please find application form at the summer course web page: http://healthsciences.ku.dk/education/summercourses/
The application deadline is 1st April 2016.
The application form includes a Letter of Motivation in which you are requested to elaborate on your reasons for applying to the summer school. You should include how this course might benefit you in your future work or studies, and list any former experience with global health or health issues, both nationally and internationally. Please make sure to register an e-mail account that you use regularly, e.g. not a work e-mail that you do not access over the summer. It is important that we are able to reach you via e-mail frequently, especially in the weeks leading up to the course and during the summer school.
- 4 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Course participationActive participation throughout the course
- Exam registration requirements
At least 80 % attendance
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- completed/not completed
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
- Exam period
There is no exam. A course certificate will be given at the end of the course provided the student has attended at least 80% of the summer school
No exam - course certificate at the end of the course
Criteria for exam assesment
Students must sign the participants list twice daily to document their attendance.