Taught course

Global Health Challenges (Online Distance Learning)

Institution
University of Edinburgh · College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Qualifications
PGCertPGCertProfessional Development

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in medicine, nursing, social science, science, biomedicine, or another related discipline.

We may also consider your application if you have relevant work experience; please contact us to check before you apply.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The programme is designed to equip those already working in global health and development, or those planning to work with international and national health agencies, with the tools, knowledge and skills to engage with complex problems related to equitable and just health and well-being.

It will also be of immense value for those interested in global development and aid, and for those interested in careers in health journalism, or work in international business in the health and social care fields, and in corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

The programme will utilise the particular expertise that the University of Edinburgh and its global partners offers in global health including its medical, nursing and biomedical excellence.

On completion of this certificate, you will have an understanding of the processes and procedures by which the global health agenda is shaped. You will also possess the analytical and conceptual skills necessary to critically evaluate the nature of global health issues and to understand the interconnectedness of health with social, environmental, psychological and economic determinants.

This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Health Academy.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

distance learning
12 months

PGCert

distance learning
24 months

Professional Development

distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Programme Administrator Varia Christie
Email
Globalchallenges.Health@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 131 650 2979