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
Academic Status: Non-credit bearing
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.