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TERKAN3 Perspectives to Public and International Health 5 op
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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


Strategic themes: Internationalisation, Sustainable development

Learning outcomes

After the successful completion of the course, the students will
• be familiar with the multidisciplinary field of public and international health.
• understand the historic, economic and cultural context of public and international health, the key concepts used in these disciplines, and various approaches to assess and describe population health.
• know the basics of the distribution of and trends in health and health promotion on global, regional and national levels.


• History, development and key concepts in public and international health
• Contemporary issues in various disciplines in public health and international health (e.g. mental health, socioeconomic disparities, aging, work and health, life-style, demographic changes)
• Introduction to health systems and their financing
• Major initiatives to improve population health at national and international level
• Health assessment and indicators used in public and international health

Teaching methods

Classroom work max 46 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 

•    Lecture attendance (min 75%)
•    Active participation in the tutorial sessions, learning diary feedback sessions and journal clubs
•    Completion of a learning diary



Study materials

Announced in the teaching schedule

Belongs to following study modules

Yhteiskunta- ja kulttuuritieteiden yksikkö
Yhteiskunta- ja kulttuuritieteiden yksikkö
Yhteiskunta- ja kulttuuritieteiden yksikkö
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
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