International Study Exposure - Global Public Health – University of Copenhagen

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International Study Exposure - Global Public Health

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.

CLICK HERE for more information and registration to the summer course.

Krakow, Poland

Krakow, Poland. Photo: Commons

August: Summer course on Global Health Challenges

September: Three weeks (full-time) preparatory course for field stay in Poland.

October-November: Four-week course at Jagiellonian University, Krakow.

The Jagiellonian University, Krakow

Jagiellonian University. Photo: Commons

The field stay and exposure takes place at the Institute of Public Health at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, one of the oldest and largest universities in Europe, and includes other institutional visits in and outside Krakow. The University of Copenhagen has had successful collaborations with our partners at Jagiellonian University over the past five years.

Before departure and following the summer course a series of lectures, colloquia and institutional visits will take place in Copenhagen.

In Copenhagen as well as in Krakow the main focus will be on the most important health problems globally – namely cardio metabolic health and diseases (CMDs)

CMDs will be studied from various perspectives including prevention, management at different levels and rehabilitation. Focus will be on comparing these perspectives in Denmark and Poland.

Relevant institutional visits are planned in Copenhagen as well as in Krakow. These include visits to heart associations and to the WHO European Office. It is anticipated that students may select a health problem in relation to vascular diseases for their thesis project.

The visit to Krakow is planned for the weeks 43-46 including a national conference on CVDs taking place on 18th to 19th November. Students are expected to take active part in the planning of the conference.

In Krakow the main supervisor of the study programme is the vice director Dr. Roman Topór-Madry and PhD student Magdalena Klimek. In Copenhagen the main supervisor is Assoc. Prof. Dirk Lund Christensen.

For more information do not hesitate to contact us.
Dirk Lund Christensen, Course Director: