This course in global public health is an introduction to graduate studies in public health. The combination of rapid socio-economic, demographic and global environmental changes, and their potential health impacts, requires a broad conception of the determinants of population health. A range of current health issues are analysed such as environmental health, mother and child health, communicable and non-communicable diseases. The course also explores how the actors, context, processes and content of health policy are changing as a result of globalisation. The students will apply the knowledge by developing case studies from their own countries. After completion of the course the student should be able to: describe the current demographic and epidemiological patterns globally; define key concepts such as globalization, health policy, global public goods and global health governance; cite a range of examples of global issues in terms of their impacts on human health; describe the main challenges for responding effectively to global health challenges through improved global health governance and effective health policies.
Teaching is conducted through lectures, seminars, assignments and group exercises. Seminars, assignments and group exercises are compulsory. All teaching is in English.