Students

Minor Global Health

2019-2020

New and emerging infectious diseases, changing disease patterns, ageing, rising costs of healthcare – these are problems that add complexity to the already considerable health challenges the world is facing today. Many diseases do not stop at national borders, and most health problems have social, political and economic impacts. The world is more than ever in need of a vision of health that spans the globe. At the same time, innovative answers to these challenges emerge, like novel pharmaceuticals, neurotechnologies, genomics, mhealth (using mobile phones), field test kits that replace whole laboratories, as well as innovative funding schemes and care arrangement (e.g. community-based health care). But how can we make these answers fit the challenges that are emerging? History shows numerous, at best, not-so-effective health interventions and unintended consequences. To effectively address these complex health challenges, global health researcher need to cross-disciplinary boundaries and interact with health professionals, patients and others to gain in-depth understanding of global health problems, and to set out cohesive and strategic action to solve these problems.

Info

Language English
Credits 30 EC
Start date 01-09-2019
Faculty Faculty of Science
Minor Global Health
Description
New and emerging infectious diseases, changing disease patterns, ageing,
rising costs of healthcare – these are problems that add complexity to
the already considerable health challenges the world is facing today.
Many diseases do not stop at national borders, and most health problems
have social, political and economic impacts. The world is more than ever
in need of a vision of health that spans the globe. At the same time,
innovative answers to these challenges emerge, like novel
pharmaceuticals, neurotechnologies, genomics, mhealth (using mobile
phones), field test kits that replace whole laboratories, as well as
innovative funding schemes and care arrangement (e.g. community-based
health care). But how can we make these answers fit the challenges that
are emerging? History shows numerous, at best, not-so-effective health
interventions and unintended consequences. To effectively address these
complex health challenges, global health researcher need to
cross-disciplinary boundaries and interact with health professionals,
patients and others to gain in-depth understanding of global health
problems, and to set out cohesive and strategic action to solve these
problems.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Future Challenges in Global Health P1 6EC AB_1042
Key Strategies in Disability and Neuropathy P1 6EC AB_1045
Double Burden of Disease P2 6EC AB_1109
Drivers of Change in Global Health P2 6EC AB_1108
Community-based Health Interventions P3 6EC AB_1110