Introduction to Global Public Health, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 5 days
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
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The key aim of this course is to learn about the principal issues surrounding global health and the main outcome of the course will be a better understanding of how epidemiology and public health can more effectively protect the health of disadvantaged populations in the changing global context. The Introduction to Global Public Health programme is offered at Erasmus University Rotterdam.


Some of the specific health issues to be discussed include: the global rise of the non-communicable diseases (NCD) such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes; threats to health from pre-existing and emerging communicable diseases; maternal and child health issues, and the impact of global environmental change. Additionally, other related issues such as concepts and realities of health systems around the world, impact of globalization on health, and how to measure global health will be discussed. For each health problem, where appropriate, there will be a discussion of: burden of disease, major determinants, intervention policies and programmes, and evaluation of the effectiveness of the interventions. A key focus of the course would be small group interactions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 5 days
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure


At the end of the week, participants will have:

  • A greater awareness of the full range of global public health challenges;

  • An increased understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of epidemiology and public health in responding to these challenges


Dr. Rajiv Chowdhury

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

This course should be suitable for:
- Medical and non-medical students from diverse professional backgrounds 
- Professionals encompassing all stages of career
- Individuals with a keen interest in Global Health

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 710 International
  • EUR 710 EU/EEA


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