Global Health

7.5 credits

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Global health concerns health issues that transcend national boundaries. Improved health for all and sustainable development is a challenge that calls for collaborative, and transdisciplinary research and action. As health is influenced by many factors such as politics, culture and environment, solutions have to be sought also outside the health care sector.

In this course the main focus is reproductive health in low and middle income countries.

During your studies you will encounter the basics of epidemiology as well as ethical dimensions and debates in global health. Before we part we will also touch upon how to pursue a career in global health.


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.

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