Finland, Kuopio

Public Health in the Post-2015 World

when 8 August 2016 - 19 August 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 500

The course will cover selected topics related to current and future public health challenges, including lectures on following topics:

- Contemporary global health challenges and sustainable development goals
- Burden of noncommunicable diseases now and in the future
- Ageing populations and public health
- Public health nutrition and food safety
- Public health in humanitarian crises
- Contemporary environmental aspects of public health
- Work life and 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

The student will get a fresh evidence-based look at modern public health from many angles. The course examines globally shared, as well as local, public health challenges and trends in the post-2015 world, putting contemporary public health issues into wider cultural, social, political and environmental context. Participants will get familiar with some of the central tools in public health research and health promotion, through interactive use of international health databases and hands-on practices with real-time epidemiologic datasets. Finnish health systems and health promotion will be presented in lectures, presentations, and site visits. The course is interactive and utilizes the best practices of modern learning environments.

Credits info


Fee info

EUR 500: Course fee.


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