Fundamentals of Global Health

Fundamentals of Global Health addresses global health governance as well as epidemiological transition and the social determinants of health. The course covers questions and topics such as current issues in global health, how health-related development strategies can address these major international health issues, and how we can measure health and the burden of disease.

During this course, you will learn about migration, health equity, sustainability, and about the methods and ethics of global health research. Through the use of case studies from around the world, you will be able to explore how global health issues can be investigated and how research findings can subsequently be translated into policy and practice.

If you are a postgraduate student or a medical doctor, this course will enable you to deepen your understanding of global health issues and to expand your global health knowledge. Recent graduates with an interest in global health, specifically in the fields of medicine, biomedical sciences, life sciences, social sciences or developmental studies will equally benefit from studying the topics and issues presented. The course is also aimed at health professionals working in or with low- or middle-income countries, biomedical and social science researchers, health personnel in government and non-government institutions, members of international agencies, and consultants.

You will be supported throughout your course by high-quality international teaching staff with vast research and educational experience in low- and middle-income countries. At the end of the course, you will be able to apply the knowledge you have acquired about global health issues to a local context, or to use it in your own epidemiology research.

Fundamentals of Global Health is one of the online health courses that is part of the MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online; the online MSc program in Epidemiology offered by Utrecht University, University Medical Center Utrecht, MSc Epidemiology and Elevate Health.

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