The Minor Global Health is open to 3rd year Bachelor students in Medicine and Clinical Technology, and from Erasmus University College (Life Sciences track) and the Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management.
In the minor, students learn about every aspect of global health and international health care in low and middle income countries, and emerging economies. They can then use this knowledge to compare health and healthcare in the above countries with the Dutch system. The main themes are: Determinants of health and disease (local, regional, national and international), the Global Burden of Disease, Universal Health Coverage, health care systems in diverse cultural backgrounds, and learning to deal with limited resources (preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic).
Next to health and health care at a tertiary level (urban, university medical center) students are exposed to health and health care in a rural setting (district hospital, related health centers and health posts, primary health care, community health, public health). This all occurs in a very different culture and climate to what most students are used to.
Students can choose from 4 continents and 15 countries:
- Asia – Bangladesh, India, Indonesia and Vietnam
- Africa – Ghana, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe & South Africa
- Middle East – Iran, Oman
- South America – Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador & Suriname
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