Challenges of Global Health
Which public health challenges do low- and middle-income countries face? What is the importance of chronic non-communicable diseases on public health, and what are their causes, risk factors and epidemiology? What is the intersection between communicable and non-communicable diseases? Which policy initiatives for international prevention and control of disease are being implemented? What are the consequences of global health threats or challenges such as globalisation or environmental change?
These are some of the topics that will be addressed in this one-week Summer School course , with a particular focus on chronic non-communicable diseases, to enhance knowledge and understanding on the current global health challenges.
- Describe the burden of chronic disease
- Describe the epidemiological transition and factors implicated in the epidemiological transition
- Explain the practice of chronic disease surveillance and control
- Explain approaches to chronic disease prevention
- Describe the epidemiology of common chronic diseases, methodological challenges in conducting chronic disease research and factors influencing the interpretation of epidemiologic research for specific chronic diseases.
- Describe the role of early life experiences in the variation in disease occurrence.
- Describe the intersection of communicable disease and non-communicable diseases
- Describe the effect of the environment and environmental changes on health
Please note that there is no housing available for this course through the Utrecht Summer School
A reduction of the course fee to 500 euros (excluding housing) applies for:
- Medical students
- Participants from low- and middle-income countries (as per World Bank classification)
When combining this course with another Global Health summer course (Reproductive and Maternal Health: a Global Perspective or Global Surgery or Child Health: a Global Perspective), you will receive a discount of €100 on each course.
- Motivation Letter
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