MED-1HCHGH
Global Health from a humanities perspective
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleMED-1HCHGH
Credits (ECTS)5
CategoryMA (Master)
Language of instructionDutch
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Medical Sciences; Geneeskunde;
Lecturer(s)
Contactperson for the course
dr. J.L.P. van Gurp
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Examiner
dr. J.L.P. van Gurp
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Lecturer
dr. A. van der Niet
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Lecturer
dr. G.J. Olthuis
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Academic year2023
Period
HCHPER1  (04/09/2023 to 12/11/2023)
Starting block
HCHPER1
Course mode
full-time
RemarksZal gegeven worden vanaf studiejaar 2023. Traject Health Care Humanities
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
  1. understand and explain the relevance of a health care humanities perspective on global health as a practice to improve health equity and sustainable living worldwide.
  2. explain how human health is related to environmental health, as propagated in the ‘one health’ approach.
  3. thoughtfully analyze, from different scientific perspectives, four general global health issues, namely the increasing activity of viral and bacterial agents (the so-called communicable diseases), the problems around pregnancy, birth, and the first year of life, the increase of serious chronic diseases in all regions of the world, and issues around dying and death, resulting in a scientifically sound initial research proposal that shows a sensitivity for the context in which the issue occurs.
  4. formulate a well-argued opinion about a global health issue that can be brought forward in the public debate.
Content
This course will be taught from September 2023.

In this course you will learn how we humans individually and collectively experience and give meaning (in word, artefacts and acts) to four urgent general global health issues that surround them, namely the increasing activity of viral and bacterial agents (the so-called communicable diseases), the problems around pregnancy, birth, and the first year of life, the increase of serious chronic diseases (e.g, cardiovascular problems, overweight,  lung issues) in all regions of the world, and issues around dying and death. We will use the humanities to generate and discuss multiple perspectives on these issues, founded on the view that humans interact with their environments and influence one another for better and for worse. You will gain insight into cultural and political processes with regard to global health issues, develop an understanding of how the interaction between humans and their natural environment simultaneously influences the health of humans and the natural world (One health; zoonosis), and will learn to think about and discuss global health issues from an ethical and philosophical perspective.


Voorkennis

This course is open to all RU master students, master students from other universities and medical students in their waiting time.

Bijzonderheden

This course is part of the educational track Health Care Humanities. This track consists of 6 courses (Levensloop (FTR-THMA 208, Dutch); Pijn en Lijden (FTR-THMA 209, Dutch); Health & Illness (LET-CIWM 477); Techniek & Toekomst van gezondheid en zorg (LET-CIWM 478, Dutch); Kiezen in de Zorg (MED-1HCHKZ, Dutch); Global Health (MED-1HCHGH)). Everyone who holds a completed bachelor degree (Radboud University/Radboudumc or any other university) can take one of more courses of this track.

Medical students of the RU who finished a Bachelor of Medicine and are waiting to start the Master of Medicine can participate in one or more courses by first signing up as a contract student of the educational track MED-C-HCH. After that they can sign up for a course. The costs of participation will then be paid by the Faculty of Medical Sciences.
 
Instructional modes
Course
Attendance MandatoryYes

Tests
Tentamen
Test weight1
Test typePaper
OpportunitiesBlock HCHPER1, Block HCHPER1