Finland, Kuopio

Future of Public Health in the Post-2015 World

when 14 August 2017 - 24 August 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 500

This Summer School will cover the following topics:

- Tracking the Sustainable development goals
- Future of non-communicable diseases
- Ageing populations and public health
- Public health nutrition
- Public health in humanitarian crises
- Contemporary environmental aspects of public health
- Sociocultural aspects of public health, health inequalities
- Population health promotion: examples from real life
- Health care systems as sites for public health progress
- Applying epidemiology for public health problem solving

Course leader

sohaib.khan(at), annika.mannikko(at)

Target group

Master's and Doctoral students

Course aim

Students will learn about what lies in the future for Public Health:

How the health phenomena are evolving; and how the research and interventions are responding to the changing needs of the populations.
How the focus has expanded to include various previously underexplored internal and external factors; and how our life styles and cultures are at the forefront of this focus.
How climate is the key to understanding many global public health changes and challenges; and how the wars and migrations are undermining the health directly and indirectly.
What are the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, what are the proposed guidelines, and how the developed and developing worlds are aiming to achieve these goals.

An evidence based approach will be applied to draw a realistic picture. International health databases and latest research findings will be presented to overview the scenarios. Modern teaching tools will be added to the interactive classroom sessions.

Credits info


Fee info

EUR 500: Course fee. There is a discount of 20 % for the participants from UEF partner Universities.


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