PH3000 - Global helse

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Vurderingsordning: Skriftlig eksamen
Karakter: Bokstavkarakterer

Vurderingsform Vekting Varighet Hjelpemidler Delkarakter
Skriftlig eksamen 100/100 4 timer ORDBOK

Faglig innhold

The course PH3000 will address global health issues, predominantly in low and middle income countries. It will provide knowledge of the global burden of diseases (both communicable and non-communicable diseases) and their impact on the health of populations. Furthermore, global initiatives for the eradication of diseases will be presented. Other topics include:

- Maternal and reproductive health and reproductive rights;
- Newborn infant, child, and adolescent health;
- Violence (structural, external and domestic) and health;
- Nutrition and child growth with emphasis on the interaction between nutrition and infection;
- Determinants of health, inequality and inequity in health, and tools to address them;
- Introduction to medical anthropology, to understand cultural perspectives on disease, illness, sickness and treatment;
- Human rights and other ethical responsibilities on health;
- Environmental/ecological factors affecting health, such as climate, pollution, urbanization;
- Familarization on immunization, vaccines, antibiotic resistance, epidemics and of microbes transmissions (travel, animals, food, trading).


Upon completion of the course PH3000 the student is able to:

- identify, describe and analyze important global health problems;
- understand the relation between determinants of health and major health problems, and ways to address them;
- describe sustainable ways to improve health considering economic, cultural and ethical issues;
- describe and assess the global burden of diseases, morbidity, mortality, communicable and non-communicable diseases, and preventive measures;
- describe and assess women’s -,maternal - and child health, sexual reproductive health and rights;
- describe and assess health consequences of exposure to violence and war trauma;
- explain the interconnecting causes of global health problems
- describe the Millennium Development Goals and the Sustainable Development Goals 2015-2035;
- present, discuss and communicate major global health issues and critically consider evidence based major interventions improving health;
- demonstrate competence in analyzing the global burden of health, the distribution of ill health and interaction with health determinants, incentives and barriers to improvements, the interrelations between health, cultural, social, ecological and political dimensions;
- communicate global health issues and sustainable responses to the multifaceted health challenges.

Læringsformer og aktiviteter

Lectures, seminars, group work, written and oral presentations, individual studies. The language of teaching and examination is English.

Obligatoriske aktiviteter

  • Obligatorisk oppgave 1
  • Obligatorisk oppgave 2

Mer om vurdering

There will be course assignments throughout the semester and students must complete these prior to sitting the examination.

Spesielle vilkår

Vurderingsmelding krever godkjent undervisningsmelding samme semester. Obligatorisk aktivitet fra tidligere semester kan godkjennes av instituttet.

Krever opptak til studieprogram:
Global Health (MSPUHE)
Medisin, ikke-ordinære studenter (MDDIV)


Admission to the MSc in Public Health. Exchange students may be accepted after an individual evaluation.


Course literature will be presented at the start of the semester.


Vurderingsordning: Skriftlig eksamen

Termin Statuskode Vurderingsform Vekting Hjelpemidler Dato Tid Rom *
Høst ORD Skriftlig eksamen 100/100 ORDBOK 15.12.2017 09:00 Storhall del 1
Vår UTS Skriftlig eksamen 100/100 ORDBOK
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