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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2015–2016
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LÄÄKA461 Introduction to Global Health (UTA Summer School) 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Basic studies
Kansainvälinen lääketiede
School of Medicine

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes: After successful completion of the course students will
- have increased awareness of global health problems, their geographic distribution, and factors associated with ill health
- have increased knowledge on ways to assess health on the population level
- be oriented to selected international health-related organizations and about alternative national strategies for health care provision
- know the current epidemiology of selected public health priorities
- have increased capacity to study and work in multicultural, multidisciplinary, and foreign environment

General description

Essentials of global health problems, ways of assessing health on population level and knowledge of health-related organizations and strategies.


0 – 300 euros
For exchange and degree students of University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology (academic year 2015-2016) courses are free of charge. Course fees for students not registered at the University of Tampere (or at the Tampere University of Technology) for the academic year 2015-2016. Further information: http://www.uta.fi/admissions/summer_school/fees.html.

Enrolment for University Studies

The students of the University of Tampere may apply to the course as others (see link below) but no admission fee applies to them



Per Ashorn, Teacher responsible

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10-Aug-2015 – 14-Aug-2015
Lectures 20 hours
Group work 20 hours + 10 hours Web-based
Exercises 30 hours Web-based
Independent work 55 hours

Evaluation criteria

Course attendance, submission of individual study reports, a written exam

Study materials

Skolnik R. Global Health 101, Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2012

Further information

Min-max number of students: 16-32

The course is part of University of Tampere Summer School 2015.
Please see the teaching timetable and lecture rooms (PDF) at: http://www.uta.fi/admissions/summer_school/courses.html.