Course overview Global Health and Tropical Medicine

The new series of the Global Health and Tropical Medicine course continues online, as long as the F2F lectures are cancelled.



Date Topic
8 September 2021 Environmental Health & Climate Change
13 October 2021 Zoonoses & One Health
10 November 2021 Child Health
8 December 2021 Maternal & Reproductive Health
12 January 2022 Non-Communicable Diseases
9 February 2022 Infectious Diseases
9 March 2022 Global Surgery
13 April 2022 Global Mental Health
11 May 2022 Health in Humanitarian Crises


UU students

For enrolment, go to Osiris. The course code is GNME00118.

Non-UU students


  • Completion of the course. The course is successfully completed when you have attended 9 lecture evenings. Please note that this should involve 9 separate Global Health themes. We will check the required attendance using an attendance list based on the students online registration for each online session. Students who also attended the f2f lecture evenings - before April 2020 - can also submit their attendance card.
    For completion you are also required to submit an essay on a subject that connects to a lecture evening of your choice. Read more about the essay guidelines. Email your essay to: We have entered into a partnership with the IFMSA-NL magazine 'Global Medicine' and a selection of these essays will be published here.
    After completing these components you will receive a Global Health certificate. Please not that it is an extra curricular course and this means that you will not receive credits for it.
  • All registered students will receive a reminder one week prior to the lecture evening with information about the Global Health theme and guest speakers.
  • For more course information, click here.
  • Follow the UMC Utrecht International Office Facebook page to stay informed about the course programme and speakers. Registered students will also receive course information by email.
Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! The course has been renewed, with different speakers and a new design of the programme. You can participate again in the entire course, or only attend specific evenings.

Yes! This is no problem. However, you will not receive a certificate at the end of the course.

Yes! Both the separate evenings and the entire course are open for non medicine students, such as students from other faculties or universities, UMCU employees or other interested parties. If you are a UU student please register in Osiris for the course, non-UU students can send an email to

Yes! You can enter any time of the year. For attendance the number of evenings will be counted from the first month you enter the course, a total of 9 is required.

We ask students to write 3 Global Health summaries based on literature you can find (around 100 words per summary).

Yes! Please note that all UU students registered for the course have to re-register in Osiris for the next academic year.


For more information about the course, check out the Global Health Facebook page.
Questions? Please feel free to contact us: