Urbanisation and Health

Global and local perspectives with Copenhagen as a case

UCPH Summer Course in Urbanisation and Health
Masterplan for Kalvebod Brygge by Dorte Mandrup, illustration by LUXIG✪N

The University of Copenhagen’s School of Global Health offers a two week, full-time summer course on Urbanisation and Health.

The course will focus on promotion of health and wellbeing in the urban environment across age groups and socioeconomic positions, and also  on urban adaptation to climate change, management of environmental health risks, and opportunities for green urban development on health.

The course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and competences to identify, analyse, discuss and pursue approaches to address priority urban health challenges in a local and global context.

When you have completed the course, you will be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge about predominant local and global urban trends and the related health challenges and responses in terms of climate, demography, infrastructure, environmental risks, green space, physical activity, and socio-economic factors.

You will acquire the skills to analyse and discuss the dynamics of selected features of urban health with reference to relevant literature, cases and evidence. In addition to making observations and collecting data about current condition and practices and perceived health challenges and opportunities in a given urban location.

On-campus module 12 - 23 August 2019
Exam 23 August 2019

Credit points: 5 ECTS

















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