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Public and Global Health

Tampere University

Because health is a right and not a privilege

The effects of global phenomena are transforming the way we work for health at both national and international levels. Our programme offers a unique opportunity to study the intertwined disciplines of public and global health.

In our programme the student is equipped with the necessary expertise and skills to work in the complex setting of contemporary and emerging health challenges. The programme integrates the themes of public and global health in the course curriculum, which consists of interdisciplinary studies in public health and social sciences.

The core disciplines of public health, such as epidemiology, health promotion, health systems, and health economics are studied, and a wide range of elective courses are offered. Students grow their expertise in global dynamics studying topics such as inequalities and social protection, sustainability and climate change as well as global health policy and governance. You will be able to expand your knowledge further on elective courses, including migration, ageing, mental health and research methods, to mention but a few.

The study setting is international and students, from both Finland and outside it, develop a global network of contacts in our multicultural and multidisciplinary teams. The teaching groups are small, the faculty easily approachable and courses include real-world examples. All our courses, firmly grounded in international research, have a strong focus on transferring this knowledge into practice.

You also have a chance to apply knowledge and skills hands-on: a work placement of three months is an option in the programme and strengthens the employability of our graduates. Welcome to the community of current and future public and global health experts!

Tampere University - Public and Global Health

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Please read more in these two travel blogs about our special trips in 2018 and 2020.