The summer course will provide a comprehensive overview on perinatal and child health in a global perspective. A case-based learning system is used. This course is a collaboration between Global Child Health research groups of the Amsterdam Medical Center and the University Medical Center Utrecht and will host a wide range of (international) experts in the field of Global Child Health.
Facts according to the World Health Organization (October 2017):
To respond to these challenges, a diversity of relevant questions with respect to child health will be addressed during the course, all centered around the Sustainable Development Goal 3.2: how can we reduce global perinatal and child morbidity and mortality to end preventable deaths of newborns and under-5 children by 2030? More specifically, the following topics will be addressed:
Finally, we will also take an interest in evidence-based medicine in children (research ethics and pediatric clinical trials) as well as the most important health innovations that recently contributed to a decrease in childhood mortality (i.e. Helping Babies Breathe, bubble Continuous Positive Ariway Pressure Device, Kit Yamoyo, Phone Oximeter, Rotavac).
These, and other questions will be discussed during the summer school with an international group of participants and faculty. The course will be highly interactive with an international faculty and will use the ‘case-based learning’ approach.
This course is organized by the University Medical Center Utrecht (prof. Louis Bont, Julius Center of Global Health & Department of Pediatrics) and the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam (prof. Michael Boele van Hensbroek, Emma Children's Hospital / Global Child Health Group)
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Master’s level students (Medical/global health/public health/biomedical sciences) Medical doctors and health researchers with an interest in perinatal and child health in a global context.
The aim of the course is to give the participant a thorough introduction in global child health, discuss obstacles and possible solutions in improving child health on a global scale and stimulate working in an international environment.
There is a discount of €250 for medical students and LMIC residents. This discount will be applied after acceptance to the course. If you combine this Summer School with 'Fundamentals of Global Health' and 'Reproductive and Maternal Health: a Global Perspective', there is an additional discount of €100 per course. Please mention this to us, so we can apply the discount.
Housing through: Utrecht Summer School.
For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying: