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

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

Datum Onderwerp
21 April 2020 COVID19 (webinar)
12 May 2020 Global Mental Health (webinar)
9 June 2020 Health in Humanitarian Crise (may be webinar, TBC)
14 July Global Women’s Health
9 September Global Health Ethics 
14 October Environmental Health and Climate Change (TBC)
11 November Global Opthalmology, Dermatology and ENT
9 December Non-Communicable Diseases (TBC)
13 January 2021 Child Health (TBC)
10 February 2021 Maternal and Reproductive Health (TBC)
10 March 2021 Infectious Diseases (TBC)

UU students

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

Non-UU students


  • The course is successfully completed when you attend 9 evenings and also submit an essay on a subject that connects to an evening of your choice. After completing these components you will receive a certificate. Please note: the online pre-departure course is not a requirement for UU Medicine students anymore. 
  • An attendance card will be distributed on the first evening you attend the GH&TM course. Please make sure that it is signed off every evening you attend, this takes place at the end of the evening.
  • For completion, please send your essay to: This essay should contain around 500 words. We have entered into a partnership with the IFMSA-NL magazine 'Global Medicine' and a selection of the essays will be published here.
  • 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).

We only hand out the certificates once a year, in May. The deadline for handing in the attendance card and essay will be in April/May. By that time you will receive a reminder email with the exact date.

It is possible to complete the course throughout the whole year. If you finish before April/May you may hand in your essay and attendance card when you finish the course, but you will still receive your certificate in May.

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


It is an extra curricular course and this means that you will not receive credits for it. After completion of the course students receive a Global Health certificate.