Master course in Global Health
Vestfold - Full time
- Progression: Full time
- Campus: Vestfold
- Teaching model: Campus
- Charge: No tuition fee.
- Study level: Exchange programmes, master level
- Credits: 15
- Start up: Spring 2020
- Teaching Language: English
- Semesters: 1
This interdisciplinary elective course 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!
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
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.
Dates coming soon.
A course plan will give you a description of the academic content of the course and your learning outcome. You will find reading lists and relevant information on how each course is taught.
Admission requirementsThe programme is open to international exchange students studying at one of USN's bilateral partner institutions. Exchange students must have completed at least 60 ECTS or equivalent within the relevant study field, and be officially nominated by their home institution, to enroll. Admission to the programme requires a good command of the English language, both spoken and written. An English proficiency equivalent to B2 (Cambridge) level is recommended.
At Master's level, there is a requirement of a C average to enrol.