Global Health and Epidemiology

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome Campus

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Global Health and Epidemiology

  • Host University

    Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome Campus

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Global Health, Health Science, International Health

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    One of the overall goals of the course is introducing the students to the concepts and definitions of global health as well as global health challenges and global health governance. The course will enable students to understand the tools for measuring global health burden and major determinants of disease.  Moreover, an overview on ethical issues raised in the field of global health will be provided, covering a
    wide-range of global bioethics topics and human rights issues. One part of the lessons will be focused on infectious diseases and outbreaks, but will also cover the topics of vaccination policies around the world. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) will be explored, placing particular focus on the global epidemic rise of these conditions and preventive measures. The increase in population movement has substantial public health implications, thus, the course will provide an overview of global migration and international experiences when addressing the health needs of migrants and refugees. Finally, the course will cover one of the major global emergencies related to environmental exposures and their profound impact on the population health.

    The course will use an interactive teaching approach, covering lectures, practical exercises, open discussions, and group analyses.