Below is an overview of short courses that are relevant to professionals who are seeking specialist knowledge in a field related to global health. Most of the courses can be taken individually or as part of a master og professional master programme.
NB: This course has been cancelled in 2020.
Assessing vulnerabilities and risks is a crucial task in any serious attempt to substantially reduce disaster losses. Without an understanding of the relevant risks, it is impossible to effectively prepare for or reduce them. This course takes place in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka or Nepal), and includes one week of theory lectures and two weeks of field work/visit. In 2020 the course takes place in India.
Effective disaster management and response demand rapid utilization of information and data from many sources. Visualization and spatial applications are critical during pre and post-disaster management and response. The ability to seamlessly integrate and distribute digital data into spatially explicit forms for situation, rapid assessment and analysis during and after a disaster remains a challenge.
Early identification of technically sound and sustainable water and sanitary interventions is crucial when it comes to saving lives and preventing diseases in almost any disaster situation. A blended learning course: 4 weeks online and 9 consecutive days in Copenhagen.
Recent disaster- and conflict-related crises have demonstrated the overwhelming need for skilled professionals who are able to respond adequately to complex emergencies. A blended learning course: 7 weeks online - 2 weeks in Copenhagen.
The number and complexity of disasters is growing significantly. Governments and international organizations, therefore, make great effort to increase their technical, financial and organizational preparedness for addressing disasters in a predictable, timely and efficiently manner. Reducing risk and vulnerabilities as well as adapting to climate change is part of these efforts. A blended learning course - six weeks online and two weeks in Copenhagen.
The aim of the course is to explore to which degree chronic diseases emerge in different ethnic groups on a global level. Main emphasis will be put on diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and obesity. The course will provide the participants with a definition of the concept of ethnicity/race followed by investigations in different populations globally in order to show if and why chronic diseases are more prevalent in specific populations.
The course is an introduction to the central space vulnerability takes in understanding disasters. It is mainly an examination of the nature, scope, context, concepts, and dynamics of vulnerability and risk. This will be undertaken through looking at factors contributing to vulnerability due to structural forces created by economic globalisation and their impact on local-level vulnerability.
This course is designed to introduce two aspect of disaster management – Preparedness and Response – and to increase students’ awareness of the nature and management of disasters, leading to better performance. The content has been written to cover principles, procedures, methods and terminology.
This course primarily refers to recovery after fast-onset disasters, such as earthquakes, landslides, high winds and flooding as well as major health issues and outbreak of epidemics.
August: Three weeks (full-time) preparatory course for field stay in Mexico. October-November: Four-week course in Mexico. For postgraduate medical students at the University of Copenhagen only. In order to follow this track it is mandatory that you sign up for and take the summer course on global health challenges.
The course introduces the principal study designs, methodological approaches and ethical considerations in disaster research; with a focus on research development.