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HEAIH01 Global Health Theme Seminar 5 op
Organised by
Master's Degree Programme in Health Sciences
Person in charge
Announced in the teaching schedule
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
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Curricula 2012 – 2015

Learning outcomes

After the successful completion of the course, the students will
• have a basic knowledge on topical global health issues, not covered in the thematic courses
• have better skills in seminar presentation
• understand discussions on topical global health themes
• be able to write an argumentative essay or a blog on a topical global health themes
• be exposed to the preparation of short documentary films on topical global health issues


• The topics to be covered will be selected during the first 1-3 seminar sessions, from issues that are topical or “hot” in global health at that point
• The topics will range from direct global health themes (such as new findings on the global burden of disease) to environmental, social, political or economic aspects of global health and its promotion
• Each student will select one topic, on which s/he will make an oral presentation, a written essay and a blog posting
• Additionally, groups of 4-6 students will prepare two short films on topical global health issues

Teaching methods

Seminars 24 h

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
Further information 

•   Attendance at the seminars (min 75%)

•   Active participation in the seminar discussions

•   Making an oral presentation on a selected global health topic

•   Submission of an acceptable essay on the same global health topic

•   Submission of an acceptable blog posting the same global health topic

•   Making commentary remarks on two essays written by other students

•   Participation in the production of a short documentary film on a global health topic


Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Grade is given by the teacher responsible for the course based on the seminar presentation, the essay, and the blog (each given a weight of 1/3)

Study materials

Announced in the Teaching Schedule

Further information

• Minimum number of students: 8 (else the course will be cancelled)
• Maximum number of students: 12

Belongs to following study modules

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