x !
Archived Curricula Guide 2012–2015
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
MIH-G04 Child Health and Nutrition 2–6 ECTS
Organised by
International Health
Person in charge
Professor Matti Salo

Learning outcomes

To provide the students with knowledge on the determinants and global epidemiology of child health and ill health and to equip them with skills to plan, implement and assess interventions to promote child health in various environments.


• Historical and regional development in the social status of children
• Patterns of normal childhood growth and development
• The UN declaration and convention of children’s rights
• Other major international treaties to promote child well-being
• Trends in global and regional distribution of child well-being and ill health
• Burden of globally most important childhood communicable and non-communicable diseases
• Role of nutrition and nutritional disorders in child health and development
• The burden of traffic injuries and other trauma
• Impact of wars and other conflicts on child health
• The epidemiology of and management strategies against child labor and abuse
• Main child health interventions and intervention strategies

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 21 h 0 h
Group work 10 h 0 h

Lectures 21 h, group work 10h

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 English
Written exam 
In English

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Active participation in group work, participation in and completion of group exercises, passing exam.

Further information

Attendance is open for all University of Tampere students but limited to 32 students. Preference is given to degree students in health sciences and others will be accepted in the order of registration. Degree students are required to take complete course (6 ECTS)

Also available: Lectures in Child health from a global perspective, 2 ECTS. Unlimited attendance.

Belongs to following study modules

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