Each day of the week will be organised around a specific theme and follow the pattern of:
- exploring the historical, sociological and policy perspectives of the particular issue;
- examining what the current human rights, health and social challenges are;
- searching for what global policy and governance set-ups may constitute improved ways of working/solutions for the future.
Human rights, governance and health will constitute cross-cutting themes, that will be addressed as and where relevant to each of the sessions of the week.
The main objectives of the Global Health, Drugs, Policy and Power summer school at the University of Geneva are for students to:
- acquire a strong understanding of the major health and human rights issues related to drug use and drug policy;
- become familiar with and gain insight into the functioning and implications of international drug control regime and its intersection with public health and human rights ;
- understand the historical, sociological and policy perspective of three major present day drug issues: opiates overdose epidemics; cannabis and tobacco.
- understand the power dynamics of how various substances are dealt with in our societies; and explore solutions for better governance.
Programme StructureThe suggested structure is as follows:
- Day 1: Global health, global health and the international drug control system (with a particular focus on scheduling of illicit substances and the consequences of prohibition; as well as an overview of the epidemiology of drug use around the world).
- Day 2: Challenges of access to essential medicines (including pain control); and the opiates overdose epidemic in the US and Canada.
- Day 3: Cannabis regulation models.
- Day 4: Tobacco markets and powers.
- Day 5: Searching for the best global governance scenarios.
- 5 days
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesPublic Health Social Policy View 10 other Short Courses in Public Health in Switzerland
We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- CV: academic and/or professional resume.
- Motivation letter (maximum of 500 words): explain briefly your motivations to take part in the course of your choice.
- University certificate of registration (external students only): only students providing such a certificate are eligible for the external students fee.
International800 CHF/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 800 CHF for the full programme during 5 days.
National800 CHF/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 800 CHF for the full programme during 5 days.
- Professionals: CHF 1,000
- External students: CHF 800
- UNIGE students: CHF 200
Living costs for Genève
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.