Introduction to Global Public Health [ESP41]

Course highlights

EC points

0.7

Start date

08-08-2022

End date

12-08-2022

Course days

Monday to Friday (5 afternoons)

Faculty

Prof. Rajiv Chowdhury

Course fee

€ 740

Location

Online

Level

Introductory

Prerequisites

A basic understanding of epidemiology will be an advantage but not necessary.

Disciplines

  • Public Health

Application

Go to the ESP website

Detailed information about this course:

Description

THIS COURSE IS ONLINE

Faculty: Prof. Rajiv Chowdhury, MD PhD

The key aim of this course is to learn about the principal issues surrounding global health and the main outcome of the course will be a better understanding of how epidemiology and public health can more effectively protect the health of disadvantaged populations in the changing global context.

Some of the specific health issues to be discussed include: threats to health from pre-existing and emerging communicable diseases; various aspects of global pandemic (including global health systems reform and vaccine equality), the global rise of the non-communicable diseases (NCD) such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes; maternal and child health issues, and the impact of global environmental change.

Additionally, other related issues such as concepts and realities of health systems around the world, impact of globalization on health, and how to measure global health will be discussed. For each health problem, where appropriate, there will be a discussion of: burden of disease, major determinants, intervention policies and programmes, and evaluation of the effectiveness of the interventions. A key focus of the course would be small group interactions.

Objectives

At the end of the week, participants will have:

  • A greater awareness of the full range of global public health challenges;
  • An increased understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of epidemiology and public health in responding to these challenges.

Participant profile

This course should be suitable for:

  • Medical and non-medical students from diverse professional backgrounds
  • Professionals encompassing all stages of career
  • Individuals with a keen interest in Global Health


Assessment

Attendance


Reduction on fees

PLEASE NOTE THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO THE RESEARCH MASTERS (120 EC points)

No fees are charged for participation of Erasmus MC PhD candidates

Please note that in case of cancellation or no show, the cancellation policy applies based on the full course fee.

 

25% reduction for all (international) PhD students without formal appointment at Erasmus MC

Upon receipt of your application you will receive a request to upload proof of enrollment as a PhD student.