Syllabus for Global Health 2

Global hälsa 2

  • 30 credits
  • Course code: 3PE146
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • 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:

    First cycle
    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.

    Second cycle
    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.

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2016-05-19
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2020-08-26
  • Revised by: The Master Programmes Board of the Faculty of Medicine
  • Applies from: week 01, 2021
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen (180 credits). The main field of study must be in medicine, nursing, nutrition or similar fields relevant for global health. All applicants need to have adequate proficiency in the English lagnuage. This is normally attested by means of an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS. Applicants must have passed the course module Introduction to Global Health, 15 credits (from Global Health 1), or equivalent.
  • Responsible department: Department of Women's and Children's Health

Decisions and guidelines

The course is part of the Master's Programme in Global Health.

Learning outcomes

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 and Health (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 and health, 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
  • Humanitarian action
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.

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.