Global Health Course 7.5 Credits (hp)
The course in Global Health is an elective course primarily intended for medical students at the Faculty of Medicine. Its aim is to stimulate interest in global health by providing a broad overview of the global pattern of disease from a social, cultural and economic perspective.
The course studies global and historical variations in the spectrum of disease and socio-economic development, including the causality, prevention and treatment of major diseases in low-and middle-income countries. Special sections deal with sexual and reproductive health and rights, health and pharmaceutical policy, gender issues, child health and nutrition, infectious and non-communicable diseases, globalization, disasters and climate change, international law, and ethics. The links between health, population growth, environmental problems, and community development are explored.
Instructions mainly consists of lectures, seminars, group work, and a two-week field study, in a low- or middle-income country. Field studies include lectures, trips, work with the local population and close observations of primary and specialised health care. Basic knowledge about the country's health system is also presented, and students are given the opportunity to examine the local population's living conditions and provision of health care through multiple study visits.
Anette [dot] Agardh [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Anette Agardh )
ditte [dot] martensson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Ditte Mårtensson)
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