Elevate Health

Fundamentals of Global Health

Practical Information

Commencing Date:
World Wide

Teaching Methodology:
Distance Learning

European Fees:
385 EUR
Scholarship Possibilities:

Course Contact

Elevate Health

University Accreditation: No

Individual Course


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 today’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

Covered Areas

Therapeutic Areas




IMI Standards

  • A predefined set of teaching objectives, leading to defined learning outcomes
  • Assessment of the students' achievement in accordance with the agreed learning outcomes of the training offered
  • A system for collecting, assessing and addressing feedback from learners, teachers, technical / administrative staff and programme / course / module managers
  • Availability of appropriate and regularly reviewed reference material (e.g. published articles, links, book chapters, scripts, etc)
  • Defined and transparent admission criteria
  • Quality assurance of teaching staff
  • Regular review of the QA/QC process and demonstration that the training is further developed in light of this review
  • The facilities, infrastructure, leadership and competences available for the support of student learning
  • University accreditation OR a system for approving, monitoring and reviewing the training offered