This Certificate in Global Health Studies at The University of Edinburgh is designed to enable those with a personal, academic or professional interest in 'global health' to study a variety of related subjects and join colleagues and fellow students in a global community.
The courses studied are selected by students (subject to minimum numbers and schedules).
The successful completion of 60 credit points within a 36 month period entitles the student to the award of the certificate.
Within this programme students can study subjects including:
Infectious and non-communicable diseases
Sanitation and water issues
Conservation and global citizenship.
A scientific background will be of benefit for some courses, although this is not a requirement.
The programme is structured to equip students with a comprehensive knowledge base in various aspects of Global Health.
The emphasis is on the interdisciplinary nature of the subject and this is reflected by the wide range of courses it is possible to study within the programme.
We value interdisciplinary debate on our courses and effective, professional communication skills form an important part of the outcomes of the programme.
The courses are taught entirely online with extensive use of discussion forums in which students are encouraged to debate relevant issues with course tutors and colleagues.