Global Health

Learning outcome

General learning outcome:

The graduated student should be able to analyze important global health problems, inequity, and how to contribute to addressing these challenges including through capacity building of research and education.

Specific learning outcomes:

the student will be able to

  • demonstrate knowledge of global health problems, predominantly in low- and middle income countries;
  • describe maternal, newborn, child, adolescent and sexual health and rights;
  • understand epidemiology, theoretical research models and research ethics;
  • explain the UN Sustainable Development Goals and their importance in improving global health;
  • understand how health policies are developed, analyzed and used;
  • understand the need and the future of technological innovations in global health development;
  • identify and understand ecological factors influencing health.

the student will be able to

  • work in interdisciplinary teams;
  • formulate accurate research questions and write a project protocol;
  • use quantitative and qualitative research methods;
  • critically value when to use different research method;
  • plan, collect data, analyze, synthetize material, present results orally and written;
  • critically read, interpret and discuss scientific literature;

General competence:
the student will have developed

  • competence in global health and different ways to address this;
  • experience of incentives and barriers to improvements;
  • awareness of interrelations between health, cultural, social, ecological and political dimensions;
  • utilization of technology as innovation in health managements;
  • communication of global health issues.