International Health

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

The summer school course in International Health provides participants with a basic understanding of the health problems facing developing countries and the challenges these provide for their health systems, the topics of the course include tropical medicine, health promotion, disease prevention, sexual and reproductive health, social and cultural aspects of health, child health, communicable and non-communicable diseases, health related to water and sanitation and health in emergencies.

Throughout the course the participants will meet a number of engaged lecturers representing a range of institutions such as University of Copenhagen, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, WHO, UNFPA, UNHCR, Red Cross and MSF. All teachers have practical experience within the field of international health.

Duration: 5-23 August 2013

Language: English

Credits/ECTS: 6 ECTS

Price: 4,100 DKK

  • Medical students enrolled at University of Copenhagen are exempt from payment but must pay the obligatory 1,000 DKK for the literature.

Application deadline: 9 April 2013

Contact: Birgitte Gantriis, Coordinator (


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