This course is for you who wishes to gain greater knowledge about concepts and theories within global health.
The course contains five themes, prepares you for PhD studies and has an epidemiological approach. We analyze global health based on a number of different perspectives such as diversity, power, gender and ethics and train our ability to critically discuss important issues on the basis of theories and research findings and often based on examples concerning women’s health.
The teaching is totally internet-based and is mainly founded on the student’s own work with help from recorded lectures, study materials and assignments to generate more in-depth learning.
To study on a distance education will give you different opportunities than on-campus teaching. It means that, to a large extent, you will be able to plan your studies yourself, both in terms of time and place.
However, keep in mind that most distance education includes a number of compulsory digital lectures and digital seminars during the weekdays. Some distance education also include compulsory get-togethers, for which you will have to travel to Växjö or Kalmar.
There are a number of different ways to be a distance student, the common denominator being that a large part of your study work is carried out on the web. You communicate with the teacher and your fellow students using a learning platform with discussion forums, group work, recorded lectures or video meetings using a web cam.