28.9. – 7.11.2018

Global and Local Public Health Issues

Global and Local Public Health Issues

Course Dates: 28.09.2018 - 07.11.2018

Registration Dates: 13.08.2018 - 10.09.2018

Coordinating University: University of Eastern Finland

Coordinator: Annika Männikkö, Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, e-mail: annika.mannikko(at)uef.fi

Credits: 5 ECTS

Course Level: General

Content: The course will strengthen and widen the understanding of several central topics in global health, including, for example, the following: 

·Environmental health and often apocalyptic scenarios attached to it
·Maternal and child health as cornerstones of healthier future
·The growing global burden of non-communicable diseases
·The volatile and always unpredictable infectious diseases
·Health promotion both in global partnership and through empowerment of local communities

Learning Outcomes: Along the course, students should:

·get an updated picture of major contemporary public health issues in the global context
·start to understand the way shared global and unique local challenges of health are connected across the world
·get to examine the UN Sustainable Development Goals from the public health perspective
·begin to appreciate the role of historical, cultural and social factors in health across the world
·discuss the ethical aspects global health issues
·achieve an idea of the importance of international and global collaboration in reducing disease burden and promoting health

Learning Methods: All teaching is internet-based studying (online course) using Moodle as the learning platform (135 active working hours = 5 ECTS). 

·Web-based learning includes independent reading, online lectures and notes, other online material, discussion forums, quizzes, essay assignment
·Successful completion of the course requires independent studying as well as active online participation; online discussion groups are central part of learning
·Reading material will be provide partly prior and partly during the course.

Reading Material: Skolnik R. Global health 101. 2nd ed. Burlington, Massachusetts: Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2012.

Assessment: The final mark will consist of evaluation of assignments. Grading score: 1-5.

Additional information: A maximum number of UNIPID students is 30. Students will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. UEF students, please sign up through WebOodi.
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