Global Health Challenges

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Copenhagen School of Global Health, University of Copenhagen

The objective of the summer school course in Global Health Challenges is to introduce the students to the effects of globalization on health and health systems internationally as well as in Denmark. We will touch upon topics such as development aid, economics, global actors and health policies, communicable and non-communicable diseases, migration, brain drain, violent conflict, refugees, human rights, poverty and access to health care. Classes will be a mix of lectures, case studies and group work done by the students.

The course is relevant to medical students, public health science students as well as others working within and with health and health systems.

Duration: 12-23 August 2013

Language: English

Credits/ECTS: 4 ECTS

Price: 1,900 DKK

  • Students enrolled at University of Copenhagen are exempt from payment but must pay the obligatory 350 DKK for the literature.

Application deadline: 6 May 2013

Contact: Sandra Villumsen (



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