Show academics
Master course in Global Health

Master course in Global Health

Global transitions within local communities. Small places, big changes.

Study level
Exchange Courses
Closing dates
01.11.2017
Credits
12 ECTS
Start up
Spring 2018

This interdisciplinary elective course (worth 12 ECTs) is offered both to students in existing MSc programs at the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences at USN and the Global Health Program at McMaster University, as well as to students from schools partnered with USN. Partner school students can apply to take just this single course, or combine it with other theory courses or a practicum and stay for an entire semester!

Course description

Health issues, both public and personal, are strongly affected by global transition. Accelerated and intensified contact - a defining characteristic of globalisation - leads to migration and environmental degradation, and places constraints on the livelihood of many in local communities. Such rapid changes can often lead to tensions, contradictions, conflicts and changed opportunities in ways that affect local people’s lives and health.

You will learn about the background of central global transitions, and about the various models of national welfare systems. You will be able to focus on one particular geographical area or community, looking at it public health and living conditions, and thereafter compare this place to others in the world.

The course is divided into three main sections:

  • Global processes, indigenous people and migration
  • Welfare systems and health care
  • Challenges in local communities

Learning activities

We make use of blended learning methods, i.e., a combination of online and in class locations. Lectures, teacher and peer supervision, group work are also employed, as well as utilizing an electronic learning platform.

For students not having taken a general introduction to the field of global health the course provides an online introductory course (3 ECTS, available from USN fully online the autumn of 2017). For students taking the introductory section, the entire course will be 15 ECTs in total.

Dates

January 4th – April 4th 2018.

Admission requirements

A completed degree from a  bachelor program of 180 ECTs (or the equivalent).

This course is offered in English and therefore requires a command of the English language, both spoken and written.

Study facts


Full time – Vestfold

 

Bli student
STUDENT AT USN
Practical information you need for being a student at USN
studentbolig
STUDENT HOUSING
The Student Welfare Organization offers housing to our students
Våre campus
CAMPUSES
Find out about our campuses
Studentenes A-B-C
STUDENTS A TO Z
Almost everything you need to know about being a student at USN