Introduction to Global Health

30 Oct 2023 10 Mar 2024
Target Group
Undergraduate, Master and PhD students
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Closed  (Deadline: 02 Oct 2023 23:59)

In this course, students will gain a basic understanding of Global Health.


The course is intended as a blended learning course, including synchronous (4 sessions) and asynchronous units. The module will last for 12 weeks, and is designed for around 90 working hours (3 ECTS), including 30 hours working with online material and meetings and around 60 hours self-study and project work.


The asynchronous learning consists of 8 units of self-study interactive eLearning with interactive elements on Moodle, The participants will be led through topics including:

  • the theoretical foundations of global health,
  • the effects of globalisation on health and the burden of disease,
  • the different determinants of health,
  • ethical issues involved in health,
  • strategies to improve global health and
  • working in an interdisciplinary environment,

Participants will also see illustrative examples of current Global Health issues.


During the synchronous sessions, participants will meet online via ‘Zoom’ to form groups and then present their group project. The learned content will be reviewed in interactive tasks on Moodle. As a final assignment, participants will work on a group project which they will present in the final synchronous session.


  • 30th October 2023 at 16:00 CEST/15:00 WEST Kick-Off (introducing students to the course) Compulsory
  • 27th November 2023 at 16:00 CEST/15:00 WEST Introduction to Group Work (students need to complete the first 3 units to take part in this session and continue with the course) Compulsory
  • Optional Session to be scheduled by group and tutor in January to check on progress
  • 19th February 2024 at 16:00 CEST/15:00 WEST Group presentations Compulsory
  • 20th February 2024 at 16:00 CEST/15:00 WEST Group presentations Compulsory

Credits: 3 ECTS for EUGLOH students (students need to confirm with their programme coordinator to make sure this is recognised)

This activity is part of WP2