The course Global Health offers a broad spectrum of topics from a global perspective and focuses on low- and middle-income countries with a high burden of diseases such as infectious diseases, changing disease patterns and lifestyles, malnutrition/obesity, safe motherhood, mental health and essential surgical care. Students acquire experience and knowledge in practising research in regard to health care and culture.
In the course Diversity & Primary Care, the focus will be on diverse Amsterdam and high-income countries, away from high tech solutions by medical specialists, towards care delivered by general practitioners, close to people’s homes and lived realities. Also, differences and inequalities in men and women across diverse backgrounds (intersectionality) will be addressed.
Following these two courses, students participate in a two-month program in collaboration with the Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta Indonesia. The program covers lectures, case studies, ward observation visits in the hospital, and outpatient clinic visits. Further, the students carry out research in community health centres on a demand-driven topic such as Water and Sanitation; TB/HIV; or Mother and Child care.
The minor (24 or 30 EC) consists of two components:
- The minor-module Global Health, Indonesia (24 EC), which consist of a two-month program in Indonesia in collaboration with the Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta
- Tracks of 30 EC will be completed with a literature essay (6 EC)
NB: Exchange students who wish to apply for one of these tracks need to have completed at least 90 EC in a relevant program, like for example in medicine, biomedicine, psychobiology, technical medicine, medical biology, liberal arts & sciences or biopharmaceutical sciences.