Designed for individuals from a wide range of disciplines and professions, the programme adopts a multidisciplinary approach that integrates health and social science perspectives to analyse, design, implement and evaluate health programmes within a global context.
Global health is an attempt to address health problems and issues that transcend national boundaries, and are informed by the circumstances and experiences of countries in differing contexts. The underlying assumption is that the world’s health problems are shared and are best tackled by cooperative action and the sharing of innovative solutions.
The Global Health programme of Trinity College Dublin augments traditional approaches to public and international health by bringing together perspectives and insights from a range of health and social sciences in understanding and resolving the challenges of global health. These problems may arise, for example, in relief and development programmes in developing countries; in conflict and post-conflict situations; with refugees, asylum seekers and economic migrants; with tourists and business travellers. All countries give rise to inequities in health, wealth, education and human rights, and the interconnectedness of these issues will be a major theme running throughout the course.
The course also lays emphasis on ‘local' experiences that resonates globally in the case of Ireland. These include the influence of poverty and rapid social change on health and identity in Ireland; migration and refugee welfare, the consequences of ethnic conflict, the peace process and the challenges of reconciliation for creating inclusive health services. The strongest emphasis within the course is on health in developing countries and the impact of globalisation.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Conceptualisation of Global Health
- Quantitative Research Methods for Global Health and SPSS
- Mental and Cognitive Health in Ageing: A Global Perspective
- Health Economics and Finance
- Reproductive and Sexual Health
- 12 months
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DisciplinesEconomics Public Health Health Sciences View 151 other Masters in Health Sciences in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Personal statement stating your interest in global health issues, why you wish to participate in the course, prior global health experience, and your career aspirations (not more than 500 words)
- Curriculum vitae/résumé outlining academic achievements, awards and relevant work/volunteer experience
- Copies of degree certificates
- Copies of certificates of English language competence (for applicants whose native language is not English or whose language of previous university education is not English)
- Two letters of reference signed by referee, one of whom should be able to comment on your academic ability.
- Documents in support of EU fee paying status (for applicants from the European Union)
- Copy of passport photo page
International21302 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21302 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA10976 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10976 EUR per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Dublin
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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