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Dates for next course TBC

Key Information

Organising department: Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Location: St Mary's Campus, London, UK
Course fee: Standard £300, Student £120

Registration is currently closed.

Course Director: Dr Daniela Fecht
Course Organiser: Professor Alan Fenwick

It is with regret that we have to cancel the Global Health short course scheduled to run 22-26 June 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. We will try and find alternative dates later in the year but we cannot confirm these yet. For those of you who have already booked onto the course, we will be in touch over the next few weeks to organise a refund or move your booking to the next course.

This exciting and interactive course aims to give you the opportunity to broaden your understanding and knowledge of global health issues, alongside a more thorough understanding of the wider determinants of health. The focus is on introducing and updating the current status of the major tropical diseases and infections (malaria, TB, HIV and parasitic diseases such as schistosomiasis and lymphatic filariasis). We will also cover non-communicable diseases and emerging global health issues such as mental health and conflict.

We provide a brief introduction to each of the major challenges in global health and debate how to address them. The various expert lecturers each discuss the role of different governmental, academic and NGO players in their chosen field, and consider how health problems in developing countries contribute to global health which affects us all. 

The five day course consists of lectures, debates, discussions and small group work. No prior global health knowledge is required to attend this course and lectures are delivered in a way that is accessible to anyone with a general interest in global health. Places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.