Health Beyond BordersSemester Course

Health Beyond Borders, Semester Course
Major Discipline(s)
Global Health, Pre-Medicine / Health Science, Public Health
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

Globalization contributes to major shifts in global health patterns and how they are perceived and addressed. Global health has become a discipline in itself. It emphasizes not only public health, but also the broader connections to economic and political factors, and the connections between national and international aspects. This course maps and analyzes progress and challenges in meeting global health goals.

…  We had the opportunity to spend two hours at UN City, and hear a presentation from two interns who work for the World Food Program as Nordic communication representatives. Not only was it a great experience to see such an amazing organization, but we all really appreciated that we saw it from interns’ (just a couple years older than us) perspectives.”

Kendra Sterneck, Elon University

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Global Health


Rachel Irwin

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD. Social Anthropology (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, 2014). MSc. International Health Policy (London School of Economics and Political Science, 2008). Postdoctoral research fellow in medical humanities at Lund University (2016-present). Researcher in global health at Karolinska Institutet (2014-2016). Researcher in health, development and security at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) (2011-2016). Research assistant in health policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2007-2011). With DIS since 2016.

Lene Svendsen Borra

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Health professional background, MPH, Hebrew University, Israel. - 3 decades of work experience with WHO at global and country level on PHC and HRH; with UNAIDS in Myanmar on HIV and Home Based Care; with UNICEF/Myanmar on evaluation of teaching programs; and with Danish Red Cross/Myanmar on HIV prevention. In Sri Lanka with IFRC, as Health Coordinator on Tsunami response operation and lately in Denmark on reception and welfare of asylum seekers. All of the above has provided me with a solid professional, academic and socio-political knowledge in health and human development. With DIS since 2020.

Lene Svendsen Borra