Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Global Health A1F
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
The Master Programmes Board of the Faculty of Medicine
University degree, minimum of 180 credits in medicine, nursing, nutrition or another area relevant to global health. All applicants need to verify English language proficiency. This is normally attested by means of an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS.
At the end of the course students are expected to be able to:
Outline the magnitude, prevalence and geographical distribution of the main child health, nutrition and sexual and reproductive health and rights problems in low-income settings
Map and appraise the importance of the causes of child health, nutrition and sexual and reproductive health and rights problems and evaluate their consequences for Sustainable Development.
Outline steps to implement research projects that addresses child health, nutrition and sexual and reproductive health and rights problems and judge the appropriateness of different methods.
Demonstrate skills in analyzing and interpreting data from research on child health, nutrition and sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Critically read, analyse, synthesize, present and discuss literature addressing child health, nutrition and sexual and reproductive health and rights problems.
The course consists of three modules; child health, nutrition and sexual and reproductive health and rights problems. Below the content of each module is described.
Global Nutrition The module analyses the role of nutrition in development including the threat of climate change and addresses infant and child nutrition and women's nutrition in the life cycle where current problems and recommendations for interventions are analysed. This includes issues related to nutrition transition. A section addresses assessment of diet and nutrition in the community. It presents programmatic approaches for prevention and control of malnutrition and analyses of issues relevance for effective nutrition programs.
Global sexual and reproductive health and rights Global sexual and reproductive health and rights (GSRHR) addressing maternal and newborn health, adolescent health, STI and HIV/AIDS, family planning, abortion care, Public health and health care in low income countries. Research priorities and strategies in resource poor settings.
Global Child Health The module analyses the magnitude, character and trends in global child health problems with a special emphasis on low- and middle-income countries. It has sections on priority setting in order to address these child health challenges. A section addresses research priority setting in relation to global child health problems, and methodological problems that arise when establishing research projects focused on the health and development of the child. Practical hands-on experiences are offered of analyzing longitudinal child health data. Exercises uses critical appraisal of scientific reports in the field.
The course consists of a series of lectures, literature studies, seminars and group and individual assignments and presentations. Sessions are interactive and students are encouraged to draw on their own experiences from the fields presented. Language of instruction is English.
The assessment is based on: Written examination, participation in compulsory sessions, oral presentations, assignments. All examinations are in English.