Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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MAKE0419 Public Health issues in global context (UniPID virtual studies) 5 op
Organised by
Development Studies
Person in charge
Coordinator: Paola Kontro, The School of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition Lecturer: Ari Haaranen, The School of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, ari.haaranen@uef.fi

Learning outcomes

To learn about global threats to public health and wellbeing; to learn to understand the effect of socioeconomic and cultural factors on population health; to get an overview of recent disease outbreaks and humanitarian crises as well as efforts in disaster management; to learn communication skills through social media (blogs).


Public Health approaches population health from a multidisciplinary perspective. The focus is on larger systems, such as community, society and culture. Major public health problems are not bound to any single country or population, but rather tend to be global. The basis of this course is anchored on the global goals of the UN Millennium Declaration and on the recognition that health is central to the global agenda of reducing poverty as well as an important measure of human development. At the centrepiece of the course are such issues as child and maternal health, infectious diseases, poverty and social inequalities in health.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Independent work

Students are expected to acquire information on each specific topic by using given readings and internet-based material e.g. videos, audios, links and articles. Topics are discussed in students' own blogs which are created in the beginning of the course.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Will be announced later

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
The final mark will consist of evaluation of assignments.

Further information


Belongs to following study modules

Maantieteen ja geologian laitos
Maantieteen ja geologian laitos
General UniPID Courses (Development Studies)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Maantieteen ja geologian laitos
Development Studies