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Public health programme with a specialization in global health

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Overview

Our planet is witnessing major environmental, demographic and health related changes e.g . the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases as well as the threat of double burden of diseases. Geographical distances are also eroding partly due to scientific, technological and political global trends. As people are being linked and brought closer to each other across national and geographical borders, new challenges and opportunities  that have significant bearings on populations’ health emerge. Sustainability of health is therefore now a central concern for most countries, world governing bodies and organisations. Crucial questions remain how do we address these growing health challenges ? How do we promote health and prevent ill health? The good news however is that these ongoing changes also bring with them new opportunities to share access to knowledge, skills and resources important for improving the health of populations across the globe.

The bachelor programme in Public Health Sciences has been created with the challenges of global health in mind. The programme will focus on population health, determinant factors as well as evidence based based tools for improving the health of populations. In the tradition of the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement, students will get both local and international perspectives on public health determinates and learn how to prevent and promote health amongst vulnerable groups in a global arena. Analysing factors that affect public health, means and methods to address them and how to implement systematic work to improve public health will be part of your learning process as a student.

Why study at the Swedish Red Cross University College?

1. Affliation to an international organisation that addresses health and humanitarian issues

2. Opportunities for internships, field studies and more at international and local organisations

3. A safe international environment

4. Strategic location in a multicampus setting with a bustling and active student life

5. Unique future career opportunities through the diverse programmes offered

Degree

After your studies here, you will receive a Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a specialization in Global Health, 180 credits. You will be eligible for master’s studies in Public Health.

Programme content

During your studies at the SRCUC, there will be opportunities for Internship and fieldworks at different health related international organizations. Courses will include introduction to public health, epidemiology (i.e. the study of how diseases spread and can be controlled), health communications and education, human rights, humanitarian law, migration and health, communicable and non- communicable diseases, health policy, economy and management etc.

Programme syllabus

Career

You will be equipped with skills to:

• assess the health needs of different populations at local, national and international levels.
• plan, implement, manage and evaluate health interventions.
• be ideally suited for work with socially vulnerable groups.
• develop and implement wellness plans as well as strategies for health aspects of corporate social responsibility.
• be eligible for advanced studies in Public Health Sciences and related fields.

Employment Opportunities

You become part of the public health workforce in

• National and international health organisations
• Humanitarian organisations
• Government agencies and Departments
• Private sector, etc.

Entry Requirement

Eligibility

To be admitted to the Public Health Programme, both basic competencies and area-specific requirements are required A5 (equivalent to English B, Mathematics B and Social Studies A or English 6, Mathematics 2a/2b/2c and Social Studies 1a1/1a2/1b).

Click the link below for country specific requirements for studying in Sweden.

Requirements

English Language proficiency

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary school English A or IELTS (Academic) with a total score of 5.5, with no individual grades below 5.0 or TOEFL PBT (paper based test) with a minimum total score of 530 and 4.0 as the lowest TWE score alternatively TOEFL IBT (Internet Based Test) with a minimum score of 72 and a minimum of 17 points in the written section.

Selection

The selection is based on Upper Secondary/ High School grade point average and the Swedish National University Aptitude test (Högskoleprovet) in the ratio 60/40.

Applications

The Swedish Red Cross University College will not be admitting students into the Bachelor of Public Health Science programme for the 2018 fall term. Information regarding the next intake will be made available on our website in due course. All questions and inquiries may be sent to globalhealth@rkh.se


Contact

Study & Programme Director:
Leah Emegwa Okenwa
+46 08 587 516 79
leah.emegwa.okenwa@rkh.se

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For more information, please contact globalhealth@rkh.se

During your studies at the SRCUC, there will be opportunities for Internship and fieldworks at different health related international organizations. Courses will include introduction to public health, epidemiology (i.e. the study of how diseases spread and can be controlled), health communications and education, human rights, humanitarian law, migration and health, communicable and non- communicable diseases, health policy, economy and management etc.