|Location||Heidelberg has a population of around 135,000 inhabitants and is situated in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg in the south-western part of Germany. The city of Frankfurt with the nearest international airport is 90 km away. Besides the marvellous scenery and many historic attractions, Heidelberg is renowned as an important centre for teaching and research in Germany. The University of Heidelberg is the oldest university in Germany, founded in 1386. Today, more than 27,000 students are enrolled with a high proportion of international students (ca. 18 per cent).|
|Course focus||International Health
Focuses on poverty-related health problems in low and middle income countries. It includes the promotion of health, prevention and treatment of disease, palliative care and rehabilitation. Studies of health systems, health economics, health policy, and management of health services are central. A cursory view of diverse aspects of health in many developing countries shows a need for improved health policy, more efficient organisation and management at all levels of health systems, and sustainable financing. In order to make health services accessible to the people who need them most, reforms are urgently needed both at the policy-making level and on the delivery side. The M.Sc.IH was developed with these factors in mind.Teaching Approach
Participatory teaching and learning methods are the underlying didactic concepts of the course. Participants are expected to take an active part throughout the course, e.g., small group work, individual study time and assignments, presentations based on their own working experience, case studies and group discussion.
The course covers the diverse aspects of international health and may be taken either as part-time study within the TROPED network or as a compact one-year residential programme at Heidelberg (for details please see: http://www.ukl-hd.de/ph/MSCIH).
DAAD scholarships are available for the residential programme.
A maximum of 25 students are accepted into the programme, which guarantees an intensive personal contact with lecturers and academic supervisors throughout the programme.
|Target group||The M.Sc.IH is intended for physicians and other health-related academic professionals with at least two years’ work experience. Its focus is to provide students with a solid foundation in international public health principles and competency with the tools and methods necessary to initiate programmes that would improve health services in an efficient, sustainable and equitable way.
|Entry requirements||Degree in medicine or any other equivalent academic degree (mini- mum of four years Bachelor or Master’s degree, conform to the standard of Heidelberg University) plus at least two years’ professional experience in a public health related position.
English language proficiency: if an applicant’s first language is not English, he/she is requested to provide evidence of his/her English language proficiency with a TOEFL or IELTS test (TOEFL required minimum score: 237 computer based, 92-93 internet based, 580 paper based, IELTS required minimum: Band 6.5)
|Degree Awarded||Master of Science in International Health (M.Sc.IH)|
|Course Begins||22 September 2014|
|Course Duration||12 months|
|Course Structure||Master International health (heidelberg) Structure
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|Duration of German language course prior to beginning of programme||2 months (for students awarded a DAAD-scholarship)|
|Remarks||Candidates are required to submit the M.Sc.IH course application form which is available from the course secretariat or as a download on our website (see below). Applications for a DAAD scholarship must be completed separately using the DAAD application form.
Tuition fee: 14,100 Euros for the residential programme (special arrangements apply to DAAD scholarship holders).