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TERKAN3 Health and Illness in a Global Context 5 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Health Sciences


Strategic themes: Internationalisation, Sustainable development

General description

An introductory course to international health issues.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student understands the historic, economic and cultural context of international health, is able to describe how health can be measured in different settings, has the skills to describe the role of different health determinants and major communicable and non-communicable diseases and knows the basics of how health care services are organized in different countries.


• Global and age-specific distribution of health and health determinants
• Millennium Development Goals and other international health policies
• Burden of globally most important communicable and non-communicable diseases
• Role of preventive and curative health interventions, basics of organizing heath care in different settings

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Group work
Independent work

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In Finnish
In English
Written exam 
In Finnish


Numeric 1-5.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Health Sciences
School of Health Sciences
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
School of Health Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Health Sciences