Future Challenges in Global Health:
This course explores future challenges and explores how to use the evidence on effective biomedical and health care interventions to develop better health policies.
Key Strategies in Disability and Neuropathy:
In this course you learn to reflect on various philosophical perspectives related to disability and diversity and think about your own perspective.
Double Burden of Disease:
During this course you will explore the double burden of disease and its causes from a global perspective. You will also gain insight in the effects on people, professionals and health care systems and on interventions and health system responses.
Drivers of Change in Global Health:
This course consists of a series of lectures which provide insight into a number of important drivers of change in different parts of the world, such as urbanization, climate change, migration, technological development, and how they affect health and health care.
Community-based Health Interventions:
This course focuses on why Community-based Health Interventions are essential for solving complex health issues and the types of interventions involved. We will take you through the history of Community-based Health Interventions and the theoretical foundations of this strategy.
For specific information about each course, please visit the study guide.
The minor is open to students in the bachelor programs Biomedical Sciences, Health & Life, Health Sciences, Medicine, Human Movement Science, bachelor programs in the natural sciences and any other bachelor program where students have background knowledge of the health sector.
Please see the application procedure for more information.
1 semester (30 EC)
Gezondheid en Beweging
'What I really enjoyed in the minor Global Health was the wide variety of current and future health challenges: like the upsurge of diabetes in developing countries, very recent Zika- and Ebola outbreaks and refugee health for example. The many passionate guest speakers put these issues into different perspectives, making it very lively lectures. I got a clear insight into the complexity of problem solving in global health and the multiple levels that can be involved; from policy to community-based. The active involvement in lectures and big range of (group)assignments has made the minor truly valuable for me. These five months made me realise that global health is amazingly interesting, and I would like to pursue a career in this field!'