Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Norwegian University of Science and Technology is a university with an international focus, with headquarters in Trondheim and campuses in Ålesund and Gjøvik
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Foundations in global health: Defining features & theoretical frameworks

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Lecture slides by Dr. Jennifer Infanti (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and recommended related/supporting readings for an introductory course in global health. This is one of the first lectures in the course, covering some of the foundations of the field of research and practice we call global health. It briefly introduces the history and development of global health, key concepts and definitions of global health, and provides an overview of the breadth of theoretical models that can be applied to make sense of various global health challenges. By the end of the lecture, students should have: 1) Acquired a basic understanding of the defining features of global health. 2) Gained an awareness of the diversity of theoretical approaches that can be used to approach and understand global health problems 

Material Type: Lecture Notes, Lesson, Reading

Author: Jennifer Infanti

Moral dimensions and debates in global health

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Lecture slides and related/supporting readings for an introductory course in global health by Dr. Jennifer Infanti (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) . This is one of the first lectures in the course, covering some of the foundations of the field of research and practice we call global health. It briefly introduces some of the key moral questions and dilemmas that global health scholars confront in their work. The main aim of the lecture is to inspire critical reflection.Learning goals:By the end of the lecture, students should be able to reflect critically on:1. Some key moral questions and dilemmas that animate discussions amongst practitioners and scholars of global health2. The concept of ‘care ethics’ in relation to global health3. The ethics of global health research and short-term medical interventions4. The wellsprings of their own interest and motivation in the field 

Material Type: Lecture Notes, Lesson, Reading

Author: Jennifer Infanti

Mini case challenge student assignment on reproductive health

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This is a simple assignment for students in an introductory course on global health, by Dr. Jennifer Infanti (Norwegian University of Science and Technology). The students are divided into small groups. Working in the groups, they have 48 hours to present “solutions” to an assigned topic: to increase contraceptive use in rural areas of low-income countries. The groups each present their solutions to an evaluating committee and give peer feedback as well. Suggested evaluation criteria for teachers/assessors is also attached.After completing this assignment students will be able to:Describe various reproductive health problems occurring during the different stages in life (childhood, adolescence, adulthood).Identify, for each stage, hindrances to optimal sexual and reproductive health including socio-economic, family and health care factors.Suggest short- and long-term actions which could be implemented to improve reproductive health at different levels in low-resource settings (with a gender perspective). 

Material Type: Case Study, Homework/Assignment

Author: Jennifer Infanti