Transversal Challenges

Global

Health Challenges for the XXI Century Seminar

20-T04
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December 10th 2020
COURSE COORDINATORS
Luís Sambo (MD,PhD)
COURSE PRESENTATION
The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) was formed to promote, facilitate, and enhance the growth of global health as an academic field of study. It has defined global health as “an area for study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. Global health emphasizes transnational health issues, determinants and solutions. It involves many disciplines within and beyond the health sciences, promotes interdisciplinary collaboration, and is a synthesis of population-based prevention with individual-level clinical care” (Lancet, 2009).

This course aims to discuss contemporary issues that directly or indirectly impact health and can transcend national boundaries. Particular emphasis will be placed on global health challenges, from interdisciplinary and international perspectives.
TARGET AUDIENCE
Health or health related professionals, with interest in health determinants, intending to get involved in international or global health activities
LEARNING OBJECTIVES >> KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS TO DEVELOP
  1. To know about the key milestones of global health history
  2. To perceive the interconnectedness between the different types of health determinants
  3. To learn about the key concepts, issues and instruments of global health
  4. To understand the relationship between transitions in health and development patterns
  5. To discuss about the architecture of the International Aid for Health Development and the key global health actors
ADMISSION CRITERIA
  • University degree in health or health-related sciences and professional involvement in health-related work
  • Preference will be given to Masters or PhD degrees.

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