New Master’s Programme in Global Health

by Hanne Strypet 27 March 2015

2-year Master of Science in Public Health, specializing in Global Health at NTNU. In this video some of the challenges regarding global health is presented.

The MSc will provide a theoretical base on health and health systems, and an emphasis on methodology and training in different research methods.

There will be a special emphasis on innovation and technological support and services in global health. One of the courses will provide an understanding on how technology is needed and can be used in supporting complicated health challenges. In addition we will focus on global health issues such as

  • the global burden of diseases
  • reproductive health
  • nutrition
  • domestic violence
  • communicable diseases
  • life-style diseases
  • ecological aspects of the environment influencing health.

A separate course will cover health management and economy, health systems, and human rights perspectives.

Admission to the MSc requires a bachelor’s degree in Health (e.g. Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Social Eduction) or in Technology/Engineering subjects with relevance for health care. Other relevant disciplines may be accepted after an individual evaluation of the applicant’s qualifications.

The programme will start in August 2015. The application deadline is 15 January (for international applicants) and 15 April (for Nordic applicants).

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