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Archived Curricula Guide 2017–2019
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TERKAN3 Perspectives to Public and International Health 5 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Health Sciences
Person in charge
Announced in the teaching schedule
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Health Sciences
Curricula 2015 – 2017


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

Faculty of Social Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Social Sciences