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HEAIH01 Global Health Theme Seminar 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Master's Degree Programme in Health Sciences
School of Health Sciences

Learning outcomes

By the completion of the module, students have competence to:
• Explain how the themes discussed in the seminar series are topical now, what are the main problems or challenges in them and what are the visions and actions needed. Debate on the themes.
• Search information on one topic chosen from the list of topical global health themes (not included in the other courses) and to analyse and synthetize information critically
• Prepare four types of presentations on the topic chosen: oral presentation with learning aids, essay, blog writing based on the essay, and a short documentary film/video made in a team.
• Make choice between communication options depending on a purpose, message type and intended target group

General description

  • Several topical themes on the wide spectrum of global health
  • Critical analysis and synthetization of information
  • Options for communication of massages and information

Enrolment for University Studies

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Anneli Milen, Teacher responsible
Mikko Perkiö, Teacher


12-Jan-2016 – 28-Apr-2016
Seminar 22 hours
Seminars in Group room B240, Arvo
Tue 12-Jan-2016 at 13-15
Wed 17-Feb-2016 at 10-12
Tue 23-Feb-2016 at 13-15, New time!
Thu 3-Mar-2016 at 9-11
Fri 18-Mar-2016 at 13-15
Mon 21-Mar-2016 at 10-12
Wed 13-Apr-2016 at 13-15
Thu 21-Apr-2016 at 13-15, Group room A208, Arvo, Please note: Exceptional location!
Thu 28-Apr-2016 at 13-15, Group room A208, Arvo, Please note: Exceptional location!
Tue 3-May-2016 at 13-15, Arvo A208, Note! New time and place!
Tue 10-May-2016 at 10-12, Arvo B240, Note! New time and place!
Independent work 100 hours
Group work 7 hours + 6 hours Web-based

Evaluation criteria

  • The other students and the teachers will give immediate feedback on an oral presentation.
  • At the end of the course a self-evaluation will be made on achieving the objectives of the course
  • The teacher responsible for the course will give a course mark on a scale 1-5 on the basis of the oral presentation, the written essay and the blog writing (each given a weight of 1/3).
  • Active participation in discussions and the commentaries may result in one level upgrading of the course mark.  


Study materials

Oral Presentation, essays, blog posts, videos made by the students. Lectures by teachers. 

Further information

•   Attendance at the seminars (min 90 %)

•   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