Netherlands, Amsterdam

Global Health

when 8 July 2017 - 22 July 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 1000

In a globalizing world, health challenges are also transcending national boundaries and becoming more complex. This course addresses the growing complexity of the burden of disease, particularly in low and middle-income countries, as well as the main challenges surrounding health systems, infectious and non-communicable conditions, child health, and reproductive health. Students will gain a critical and holistic view on these challenges as well as potential solutions.

The VU Amsterdam University's association with the Amsterdam Institute of Global Health and Development (AIGHD) offers students access to an extensive network of partners and experts in health and related domains that invite students to think critically global health issues via group discussions and debates. Students' learning is further enriched through interviews with key local and international actors in the field as well as a visit to a relevant institution, such as the Royal Tropical Institute or the Amsterdam Community Health Service.

Course leader

Dr. Sorana Iancu

Target group

Students with a science background and an interest in complex health problems in an international context.

Course aim

You gain a critical knowledge of local and global health issues.
You can take an interdisciplinary apporoach to health and disease-related problems arount the world.
You possess the skills needed to collaborate with peers from different dsciplines.
You know how to obtain reliable and critical data to develop a topic for discussion.
You possess the skills needed debate topics related to global health.

Credits info

Contact hours: 45

Fee info

EUR 1000: Amsterdam Summer School 2017

Courses Block 1, 8 to 22 July
Crime on Camera: Analyzing Criminal Events
Buddhism and Psychology
Creativity and Innovation
Decolonizing Europe
Doing Research with Discourse Analysis
Empirical Legal Studies
Global Health
International Criminal Justice
Laws in Antiquity
Neurodegenerative Diseases
The Economics of Vibrant Cities
The Entrepreneurial Family Business
Hands-on Anthropology and Collaborative Storytelling

Courses Block 2, 22 July to 5 August
Brain and Mind
Data Analysis in R
Discover (the) Dutch I
Governing Climate Change
Human Movement Analysis
New Venture Creation/ Entrepreneurship
Organizational Behaviour Management
Crime in Place: Spatial Analysis and Mapping
Syriac Christianity in Context I and II
Contextual Biblical Interpretation
Big Ideas in Computer Science
Exercise and Sports for Wheelchair Users..
The Heart of Capitalism

Courses Block 3, 5 to 19 August
The Restitution of Cultural Objects in Post-Conflict…
Crime in Numbers: From Correlation to Causation
Big Data Management and Analysis in UNIX
Discover the Dutch II
Genes and Twins in Behavioral and Health Research
Exploring the Roman Frontier
Responsible Research and Innovation
Food and Water Security
The Gentle Art of Helping
Operations Research: Mathematical Way..

The Theory and Practice of Diversity in Education
Big Data in Society
Disability Studies and Arts Based Research
Experience the Netherlands


The Amsterdam Summer School offers ten scholarships that cover the full tuition fee of one course. Information about how to apply for the scholarship will be posted soon on the website.

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