Centre for International Health

Global health course: record uptake

The Global Health Course, which recently was awarded for high academic quality, has just finished this year’s uptake. A lot of students want to learn more about global health, and the number of applicants made this a record uptake.

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The total of 25 students have applied to take part in the course which starts in August 2012. This is more than the course originally had prepared field space for, but the course coordinators have managed to get everyone accommodated at the partner institutions.

They drew lots among the applicants, but the majority of the students got their first choice for exchange. 12 students have been offered to go to Vellore, India, 11 to Cape Town, South Africa and 2 to Haydom, Tanzania.

Course coordinator Sven Gudmund Hinderaker is very happy to see the increased interest for the course, and thinks that one of the reasons might be better information to the applicants at an early phase before deciding on which clinical batch to prefer.

-This year we arranged a separate information meeting for the students who had the possibility of choosing this course, student advisor Tone Larsson says. -In addition to the new website for the course, I think this had a favourable impact on the number of applicants.

More information about the Global Health Course here