Summer School: Fundamentals of Global Health


Summer School: Fundamentals of Global Health

This 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 innovation in global health on major health outcomes. 

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 could they advance addressing major health challenges globally? What is the role of health systems, international partnership, ethical aspects, equity and advocacy for research and development? And what is the impact of migration, globalisation and innovation on health outcomes? These are some of the questions and topics that will be interdisciplinary addressed in this course during the summer school week by international faculty and participants. 

Target group:

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 aims:

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 
– comprehend the role of international partnership, ethical aspects and advocacy for research and development

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Study load: Full-time

Course fee

Course + course materials € 750.00
Housing € 200.00, through Utrecht Summer School

*For medical students and participants from low- and middle-income countries: 250 euro. Total course fee = 500 euro (excluding housing)

Course coordinator:
Dr. Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Associate Professor

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