Short and Taster Courses
The Institute for Global Health (IGH) offers a selection of postgraduate modules as short and taster courses.
Short courses are aimed at candidates seeking non-credited professional development for which they receive a certificate of attendance, upon successful completion of the module(s).
The IGH taster programme provides an excellent method of giving health professionals the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills whilst earning UCL credits. A number of our most prominent MSc students began at IGH with the taster programme.
Upon successful completion of the module(s) some credits can then be banked and transferred to a UCL IGH MSc, postgraduate diploma or postgraduate certificate within the given time frame.
What are the differences between short and taster courses?
Participants who successfully complete a short course at IGH receive a certificate of attendance, but they are not assessed and do not receive UCL credit. Participants who successfully complete an IGH taster course are assessed and receive UCL credit. They also receive a certificate of attendance. Taster credits must be applied to a postgraduate programme within two academic years of taking the taster module. Short and taster course participants complete separate application forms. There is also a difference in fees between the two.
Course list 2014/15
Please note: Availability of modules will be subject to demand.
- Anthropological perspectives on global health
- Children in difficult circumstances
- Child Development and Disability: Inclusive approaches in global contexts
- Climate change and health
- Concepts and Controversies in Global Health (Core module)
- Conflict, Humanitarianism and Health
- Corruption and global health
- Disability and development
- Economic Evaluation in Health Care (Online module)
- Essentials of international child health
- Evaluating interventions
- Global Health Promotion
- Health management: planning and programme design
- Health Systems in a Global Context (Core Module)
- Infectious diseases epidemiology and global health policy
- Key principles of health economics
- Nutrition and public health
- Perinatal epidemiology and newborn care
- Power and Politics in Global Health (Core Module)
- Research in action: the qualitative approach
- Collecting and Using Data: Essentials of Quantitative Survey Research
- Research Methods and Evidence for Global Health (Core Module)
- Urban Health
Anthropological Perspectives on Global Health, Corruption and Global Health, and Conflict, Humanitarianism and Health, are taught on Wednesday mornings or Thursday afternoons for 10 weeks. Our other optional courses are intensive and generally follow a two week taught timetable followed by one week assessment preparation.
Applicants are advised to check course details before finalising leave/travel dates. Our core modules are taught in the autumn term over 10 weeks, for half a day each week, except for Concepts and Controversies in Global Health, which is taught over 5 weeks, 1.5 days per week. Our core courses are particularly subject to availability of spaces.
How to apply
Please download the relevant application form and covering letter:
- Short Course guidelines and application form (Word)
- Taster Course guidelines and application form (Word)
Places on our optional courses are made available to our in-house MSc registered students in the first instance and then allocated to visiting applicants on a first come first served basis from 27th October 2014.
Applicants should apply at least one month before the course commencement date. International applicants requiring a student visitor visa should allow at least a further 3 weeks to arrange and receive their UK visa.
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IGH requires evidence of a Good level of English proficiency with 6.5 in each subtest. Please see the main UCL English Language requirements page for details of acceptable evidence.
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