Netherlands, Maastricht

European Public Health in a Globalising World

when 25 July 2016 - 11 August 2016
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 900

Introducing policy, research and practice from a European healthcare, disease prevention and health promotion perspective

The course provides an overview of modern health challenges in Europe and how they are embraced by a variety of stakeholders: policy makers, researchers, practitioners and the civil society. The course focuses on three perspectives: Firstly, health in Europe, hence, what is the health status across the European countries, how do the health systems look like, what is major challenges for individual countries. Secondly, the perspective of European health which focuses on integration and collaboration among Member States within the European Union (EU) and more widely according to the WHO European region. Lastly, European health in a globalised world is assessed. The course combines theory with practice through lectures, tutorials and field visits.

Course leader

Timo Clemens

Target group

To facilitate a fruitful learning environment a moderate level of health-related knowledge is required. Hence, the course is directed towards students attending bachelor or master courses in medicine, public health science, sociology, anthropology, political science, economics etc.

Course aim

After participating in the course students should be able to:
Describe the brief historical developments in European health
Describe the main contemporary health challenges at national levels, European level and from a global perspective
Describe the main characteristics of how different European health systems are financed and managed
Know examples of EU/WHO-Euro related health policies, strategies, institutions and projects Describe examples of cross-border collaboration across Europe
Identify examples of global trends that influence European health and how Europe influence global health

Fee info

EUR 900: Course fee.


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