MSc programme in Global Health - elective element
The purpose of the course is to allow the students to gain
knowledge of the assignments and conditions at workplaces relevant
to the MSc in Global Health, and to give them the opportunity to
apply theoretical knowledge on global health in practice.
The student must design a protocol and plan for the internship, which must be accepted by the supervisor as well as the company/organization/institution and/or local authority that will host the intern.
On completion of the course, students should be able to:
Skills and competencies:
- Critically discuss and evaluate projects, programs, policies and other interventions or issues in relation to global health.
- Describe the assignments and conditions encountered during the internship and reflect on their internship experience, utilizing the knowledge, skills and competencies acquired during the programme.
- An internship contract signed by all relevant parties: A written agreement between the student, the faculty supervisor and the host company/organization/institution and/or local authorities, where the internship is to take place.
Students will draw on the learning methods they have acquired in previous courses and practical work, but at this stage integrated and applied on concrete working situations with companies, organizations/institutions and/or local authorities.
- Practical Training
An Internship must be pre-approved by the Study Board for Public Health Science and Global Health. After pre-approval the student will automatically be registered for the exam.
Read more about internship and requirements for pre-approval in KUnet
- 10 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignmentMaximum number of pages for the project assignment:
10 ECTS = 10 pages (2400 keystrokes per page)
Number of hours for supervision including supervisor’s preparation:
10 ECTS points = 4 hours
The project placement is worth 10 ECTS, requiring 200 pages of literature. Alternatively, the literature may be determined by the number of references. In this case, 20 references are required for 10 ECTS.
The project assignment must include a reference list containing scientific literature and other relevant literature, and be included in the assignment.
In principle the same texts may not be submitted for more than one examination. However, there are cases in which it makes sense: for example in the case of fundamental theoretical texts or when texts and data are used in different ways in different disciplines. If doubts arise the head of study will determine whether using the same texts for more than one exam is reasonable.
The project assignment to be completed following internship should include:
- A description of the type of work/project carried out during the internship, including the conditions thereof.
- An explanation and discussion of the knowledge and competencies within global health the student has used in connection with the internship.
- An application of theoretical knowledge on global health in practice. The student must critically discuss and evaluate projects, programs, policies or other interventions or issues in relation to global health.
- Perspectives of present work for future study, career and practice, including for research.
- In addition to this text the project assignment should include references and a curriculum list.
Appendices should be attached in special cases where it may be appropriate to include attachments such as important documentation produced by the student during placement.
- Exam registration requirements
Passed exams in at least 30 ECTS of the mandatory exams.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Two internal examiners
- Exam period
Criteria for exam assesment
To achieve the maximum grade of 12, the student must be able to:
- Describe the type of work/project carried out during internship, including the conditions thereof.
Skills and competencies:
- Explain and discuss the knowledge and competencies within global health that the student has used in connection with the internship.
- Apply theoretical knowledge on global health in practice. Critically discuss and evaluate projects, programs, policies or other interventions or issues in relation to global health.
- Draw perspectives of present work for future career and practice, including for research.