Bachelor course in Global Health

Bachelor course in Global Health

With increasing globalization, mobility, and cultural flows, health problems need to be addressed from a worldwide perspective. We offer a course in Global Health for national and international students in nursing and other health-related bachelor programs.

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Study level
Exchange Courses
Closing dates
April 15
Start up
Autumn 2019

Why study Global Health?

Why not take the opportunity to study international health in an international setting in Norway? The course lasts for 3 months and is a part of the Bachelor program in Nursing.

The course addresses current major global health problems and threats, as well as global and local public health strategies to meet these challenges. The overall aim of the course is to gain knowledge and increased understanding of the political, socio-economic, environmental and cultural factors that influence patterns of ill health and their remediation.

What you will learn

The course content is organised in three main themes:

  • Globalization and Health Determinants
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Migration and Health

Learning Activities and assessments

Learning activities will include lectures, group work, group tutorials, seminars, agency visits, panel discussions literature searches, independent studies and project work. Each module includes a written assignment, consisting of either individual or group work. All assignments must be approved prior to the final assessment. The final assessment is a home examination written over a period of three days, concisting of 3000 words.  It will test both the student’s knowledge and ability to reflect upon the major topics covered during the course.

The exchange period can be a combination of this course and a clinical practice period.

Start up autumn 2019


Admission requirements

The course 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 university, to enrol.

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.

The course is open to Nursing students with an interest in global health issues. Students in other health professionals may apply, but should be aware that the curriculum is primarily nursing-based.

Please note that the course is also open to domestic USN students in the area of Nursing/Health Sciences. 

More information about nomination and application procedures can be found here.


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Full time – Vestfold


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