The course, offered by the MSc Epidemiology program of the UMC Utrecht and Utrecht University, introduces participants to the history, origins and current trends in global health. It addresses health-related development strategies, such as the Millennium Development Goals, considering social determinants of health and health equity. Focusing on the principles of global health, participants will learn about the concepts on measurement of health, demographic trends, burden of disease, and epidemiological transition. Further topics addressed include global health governance, key institutions and their agendas, roles and responsibilities and international partnerships for research and development.
By the end of the course, you should be able to: - Understand the health challenges of todayâ€™s globalizing world - Apply what you learn directly to your own research - Gain insights into methods used in global health research - Find out how population health is affected by global trends In particular, you should be able to: - Describe and define the scope and principles of global health - Describe health-related development goals and targets - Understand basic health indicators - Describe demographic trends and population growth - Describe social determinants and inequalities in health - Understand the theory of epidemiological transition - Describe approaches to health equity - Describe the use of mixed methods for global health research - Describe legal frameworks for global health/global health governance - Understand ethical issues in global health research