course info

Next course

  • Date: The 2020 course has been postponed.
  • Duration: 
  • Time: 
  • Organising department: Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Location: St Mary's Campus, London, UK
  • Course fee: Standard £300, Student £120
  • Course Director: Professor Alan Fenwick
  • Course Organiser: Dr Daniela Fecht

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Course topics

Topics vary from year to year, past topics include:

  • Overview of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
  • Controlling pandemics
  • Polio
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Malaria
  • Hepatitis
  • Overview of Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Blood pressure and obesity
  • Health, poverty and development
  • Burden of disease
  • Mental health
  • Salt industry
  • Climate change and global health
  • Lead: A global public health issue
  • Air pollution
  • Improving school children’s health and nutrition
  • Global maternal health
  • Eye health and health system strengthening
  • Careers in global health
  • Global health in local clinics
  • Humanitarianism
  • Changing global health policy with smart advocacy
  • Disaster response
  • Ethics in mass drug administration


The course will be taught at the St Mary’s campus of Imperial College London. This campus is located in central West London, near Marble Arch and Hyde Park. It is also well connected to all other destinations within central London.


To give you an idea of content and timings please see the Global Health Short Course 2017 Timetable (PDF).

An updated timetable will be provided in the final details two weeks before the course and in the course pack on the first day of the course. Changes during the course, if necessary, will be announced as soon as possible. In the very unlikely event that a session is cancelled an alternative session will be offered.


The course is approved by both Imperial’s Continuing Professional Development Quality Committee and Short Course Quality Committee. For more information please refer to the 2016 Global Health Short Course Specification (PDF)The course does not carry CPD credit.


A course pack will be distributed on the first day and will provide you with all the information you will need during the course.

Most speakers will use a Power Point presentation and some, but not all, will give permission for their slides to be made available. Where available, presentations will be provided electronically after the course. Please bring paper and pens if you would like to take notes during sessions.

Free wireless internet is available during the course and instructions on how to register for a guest account will be provided on the first day.

Passports and Visas

Depending on your nationality, a visa may be required for entry into the UK. If a visa is required, participants are responsible for obtaining the required valid travel documents. Please allow sufficient time for the process to be completed.

We advise all participants to contact their local British Embassy for up to date information on passport and visa requirements. We are happy to issue an invitation letter on request after receiving full payment.


The course fee does not include accommodation. We recommend that participants arrange accommodation after they have been accepted on the course. A few options are listed below:

Certificate of attendance

Certificates are provided after the last session on the last day of the course.


Each year our faculty comprises members of world-class reputation from Imperial College London and local and international organisations, including clinicians, epidemiologists, policy experts and guest lecturers.

Course Director

Course Organiser


Speakers will include many of the following and we will update the list nearer the time: