Global Health Winter School

Global Health (GH) Winter School was held from 12th to 15th February in Munich at the TranslaTUM. The goal of this seminar was to introduce the students in the field of Global Health in terms of research and political relevance. For the first time, medicine and engineering students worked together in one course, which was organised by the Institute of Medical and Polymer Engineering at TUM in cooperation with the Center for Global Health.

The participants of the GH Winter school in a lecture by Fabian Jodeit. Photo courtesy of Center for Global Health at TUM

The content of the course covered the following topics:

  • Introduction to Global Health
  • Global Burden of Disease
  • Disease Contraction
  • Viral and/or infectious diseases (eg AMR, influenza, HIV / AIDS, Ebola, NTDs) and chronic diseases
  • Diagnostics and Innovation
  • Health Economics and Essential Medicines
  • Global Health Governance and the WHO
  • Climate Change and Health
  • Global Mental Health and Neurology
  • Global Cancer

The students attended different lectures about the topics above and they also worked in multidisciplinary teams and developed ideas about possible research and developments projects. Some members of our group took part in this seminar and their final assessment was very positive.

Group Work
Students working in teams during the GH Winter School. Photo courtesy of Center for Global Health at TUM