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. Applicants must have passed the course module Research methods I, 10 credits (from Global Health 1), or equivalent.
The course is part of the Master's Programme in Global Health.
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, sexual and reproductive health and rights, with a focus on low- and middle-income settings.
Account for refugee and migrant health challenges and opportunities.
Map and appraise the causes of poor child health, nutrition and sexual and reproductive health and refugee and migrant health and evaluate their consequences for sustainable development.
Critically appraise the impact of gender-based violence on global health.
Critically read, analyse, synthesize, present and discuss literature addressing women's and children's health, nutrition and migration.
Demonstrate skills in analysing and interpreting data from research on issues relevant to global health.
Communicate and discuss research findings and conclusions and the evidence and arguments on which they are based.
Outline steps to implement research projects that addresses global health problems and judge the appropriateness of different methods.
Apply research methods: prepare for data collection and have the appropriate knowledge to write a research proposal and collect the data.
Understand and apply the principles of ethics in global health research.
The course consists of three modules; Women's and Children's Health and Nutrition (15 cr), Migration (5 cr) and Research Methods II (10 cr).
Women's and Children's Health and Nutrition, 15 cr, includes:
Global sexual and reproductive health and rights
The definition, implications and magnitude of gender-based violence in relation to health
Adolescent health, STIs and HIV/AIDS, family planning and abortion care
Maternal, newborn and child health
Global child health problems with a special emphasis on low- and middle-income countries
Early childhood development and perceptions of the child
Infant and child nutrition and women's nutrition in a life cycle perspective across generations
The role of nutrition in development including the threat of climate change
Migration, 5 cr, includes:
Current trends in migration
Migration as a social determinant of health
Public discourse on migration
Refugee and migrant sensitive health system
Right to health and migration
Research Methods II, 10 cr, includes:
An introduction to the principles of field research
Conceptualization of a research study and research proposal writing
Application of research methods
Focus group discussion technique
Power and sample size calculation
Orientation on registry data - coding, content and quality
Introduction to surveys and quantitative data collection
Introduction and application of research ethics
The course consists of a series of lectures, literature studies, seminars, 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. If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University´s disability coordinator. All examinations are in English.