At least half of the world’s population still do not have full coverage of essential health services (WHO, 2017). As becoming health professional you are challenged to contribute to Sustainable Development Goal 3 to ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages.
In this minor you will focus on what is needed to deliver health care in a resource-poor setting, not only to sick individuals, but also to the communities of the families of the patients.
As a nurse you can play a crucial role in Primary Health Care, Mother and Child Health and Health Promotion. Basic knowledge of tropical diseases as well as health resource allocation plays hereby an important role.
It is highly recommended to follow the minor global village prior to this minor.
At the end of this program, students:
- have an overall overview of global health and development cooperation;
- are able to critically interpret and use epidemiological information, gathered by evidence based resources;
- are able to determine socio-economic and cultural factors which influence health;
- are able to recognise and interpret symptoms of various common diseases in low and middle income countries;
- have insight in global policies on common diseases in low and middle income countries;
- have insight in method of intervention, treatment and management concerning these diseases;
- have an opinion on how you would like to contribute to global health and development;
- are aware of strengths and pitfalls in intercultural communication.
- The relation between health and poverty
- Primary Health Care
- Mother Child Health
- Tropical diseases and clinical reasoning
- Health Promotion
- Health Resource Allocation
EC and assessment
The assessment of the minor consists of:
- A group assignment: a report and a presentation of an advice to the Ministry of Health (MOH) of a country of focus, based on a thorough analysis of the current situation; 10 EC
- An individual assignment: an essay on your own opinion with regard to global health, including reflection on intercultural communication skills and a logbook; 5EC