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Summer School in International Health, University of Copenhagen

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Expired Summer School in International Health, University of Copenhagen

Post by Admin on Sun 01 Mar 2009, 04:35

Summer School in International Health, University of Copenhagen
3rd to 28th of August 2009

Course structure
This four-week full time diploma course is accredited 7,5 ECTS. The course is taught in English.
There is no exam but attendance of at least 80 percent is required in order to get the certificate. One or more social arrangements in the afternoon or evening depending on the course-participants interest and initative.

The first two weeks addresses issues of disease patterns and health care delivery, as well as the biological and socio-cultural contexts of health. Basic issues related to major diseases and conditions in developing countries is reviewed. The main focus is on health promotion and disease prevention, child health, reproductive health, malaria, AIDS/HIV, TB, and health in emergencies.

The following two weeks focuses on International Health and Tropical Medicine. That is the biomedical and clinical aspects of the diseases facing people in developing countries. The main diseases dealt with during the first two weeks 1 will be discussed in more detail with emphasis on clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment. Other conditions such as filariasis, leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis, mental diseases, non-communicable diseases, eye-diseases and skin-diseases are also taught. The health problems relating to urbanization and water supply will be discussed as well as the provision of health in emergencies and to refugees.

Medical students which have completed preclinical training (in the Danish system: obtained a bachelor degree), public health science students, nursing and midwifery students, health professionals with mid-level training of minimum 3 years.
Medical doctors, midwifes and nurses.
Individuals with a general interest within the field of international health.

Course fee
DKK 4100 (550 euros approximately)
Students enrolled at University of Copenhagen are exempted from payment but must pay the obligatory DKK 900 for the literature.

Application deadline: 2nd of April 2009
For more information, visit the website:

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