SGLK13028U  Summer School in International Health

Volume 2015/2016
Education

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Content

The University of Copenhagen offers an intensive three week Summer School in International Health targeting students and professionals with health related backgrounds. The course takes place every summer and especially addresses participants working with health provision at hospitals and health centres in developing countries.

In order to provide participants with a basic understanding of the health problems facing developing countries and the challenges these provide for their health systems, the topics of the course include tropical medicine, health promotion, disease prevention, sexual and reproductive health, social and cultural aspects of health, child health, communicable and non-communicable diseases, health related to water and sanitation and health in emergencies.

Learning Outcome

The overall objective of this course is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and competences to understand key concepts, determinants, opportunities and challenges in  international health with a special focus on health in ressource poor societies and the disease conditions affecting these. Upon completion of the course, the student will:

Knowledge

  • Have gained a broad understanding of the disease conditions affecting ressource poor societies.

  • Have gained an understanding of the global transition in disease burdens and its determinants.

  • Have gained an understanding of health provision in ressouce poor societies and its actors

  • Have gained an understanding of health challenges during disasters and provision of health during such circumstances

     

    Skills

  • Be able to assist in providing health services in ressource poor societies

  • Be able to analyse dilemmas in priority setting in intenational health

  • Be able to reflect upon the role of key global health stakeholders in shaping policies and programs targeting internationall health challenges.

     

    Competences

 

  • Have the competences in providing basic health care across disciplines and cultures in ressource poor societies.

  • Demonstrate competences in advocacy, communication, and networking.

A relevant book package consiting of three books plus a coursebinder with relevant articles and outlines provided by the lectureres

For medical students: Obtained BSc in Medicine
For public health science students, nursing and midwifery students: Obtained Proff. BSc
For health professionals: mid-level training of minimum 3 years
Possibility of dispensation if motivation stating the immidiate relevance of the course like for instance a signed contract of going on a Health related mission abroad
Health professional
Practical experience within the field of health
Intention of going on a mission in near future - or even better a signed contact
Primarily lectures but also small group discussions, hours of practical lab. Work and optional additional seminars
As this course for the last many years has had more than double as many applicants as seats it is important that the applicant put emphasis on writing a short but relevant motivation when applying
Credit
6 ECTS
Type of assessment
Course participation
Active participation throughout the course. A relevant book package is part of the course material
Exam registration requirements

Attendency control twice a day

Aid
Without aids
Marking scale
completed/not completed
Censorship form
No external censorship
One internal examiner
Exam period

No exam - course certificate at the end of the course

Re-exam

No exam - course certificate at the end of the course

Criteria for exam assesment
  • Have gained a broad understanding of the disease conditions affecting ressource poor societies.

  • Have gained an understanding of the global transition in disease burdens and its determinants.

  • Have gained an understanding of health provision in ressouce poor societies and its actors

  • Have gained an understanding of health challenges during disasters and provision of health during such circumstances

     

    Skills

  • Be able to assist in providing health services in ressource poor societies

  • Be able to analyse dilemmas in priority setting in intenational health

  • Be able to reflect upon the role of key global health stakeholders in shaping policies and programs targeting internationall health challenges.

     

    Competences

 

  • Have the competences in providing basic health care across disciplines and cultures in ressource poor societies.

  • Demonstrate competences in advocacy, communication, and networking

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 75
  • Class Instruction
  • 14
  • Class Exercises
  • 3
  • Course Preparation
  • 30
  • Total
  • 122