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Global Health for the Health Sciences

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2021

Admitted to the course

Here you will find everything you need to know before the course starts.

About the course

The course is an independent course aimed at students who have completed basic studies in healthcare and who wish to prepare for future international healthcare work in low and medium income countries and for advanced courses and research in the field of international/global health. International students are welcome to apply.

The starting point for the course is the multidisciplinary approach that is characterised by the "One Health" concept. This means that the course addresses various factors that influence the health situation in low and medium-income countries. It includes the significance of socioeconomic conditions, educational level, climate change and specific child vaccination programmes.

The course consists of two components: Global health epidemiology (4.5 credits), and Specific diseases (3 credits). The course is part-time (7.5 credits over the autumn term). It is organised by the Epidemiology and Global Health unit and the Department of Clinical Microbiology in collaboration.

Application and eligibility

Global Health for the Health Sciences, 7.5 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2021 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


30 August 2021


16 January 2022

Study location



English (upon request)

Type of studies

Mixed, 25%

Required Knowledge

A minimum of 90 ECTS in basic education in the healthcare field or equivalent foreign higher education. English proficiency equivalent to English B/6 from Swedish Upper secondary education.


Academic credits

Application code



Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Online application service in Swedish will open 15 March 2021 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 15 April 2021.

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 22,013

Total fee

SEK 22,013

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Course is given by
Epidemiology and Global Health
Contact person for the course is:
Angelica Johansson