Meeting the Health and Well-being Challenges of the 21st Century



The health of individuals and communities are influenced by a range of interacting factors. The physical and social environments within which we live, our individual genetic make-up and our choices and behaviour have an impact on health and well-being. Whilst the challenges are great, the World Health Organisation believes that there is "a spirit of global solidarity, and a strong desire for fairness in health", this is a call for optimism. Many of the health challenges require global collaboration. Reflecting this, the Cardiff School of Health Science Summer School will build upon participants' experience of different cultural practices and perspectives to develop a 'mandate for change.'

Using a range of exercises, tutorials and practical activities, this Summer School will explore health challenges and encourage participants to evaluate solutions. The programme will reflect disciplines within Cardiff School of Health Sciences. Themes will include;

The history and nature of Public Health

Climate change and sustainability

Major infectious diseases and approaches to control

Culture, poverty, equality and health

Food production, nutrition and health

Biomedical science and health; genetics, aging and lifestyle

The psychology of health and behaviour change


​A​dditional information:

Academic Status: Non-credit b​earing

School: Cardiff School of Health Sciences (CSHS) 

Dates: 8th-19th August 2016

Venue: Llandaff Campus

English language requirement: None required, however please note that good working knoweldge of business English is expected and that all classes will be taught through the medium of English.

Academic pre-requisites: Qualified to study at university. Please note the above sessions are aimed at all Undergraduate and Postgraduate level of study​. 

Fee: £1250