Global Health is a field that integrates expertise and perspectives from different disciplines, based on the determinants of health that have a complex structure in the globalizing world. It provides a new platform for research, education, and information about the health problems facing the world.
Global Health work focuses largely on health issues that go beyond the borders of nations. Health policies, health inequalities, gender inequalities, migration, violence, global climate crisis, urbanization, demographic change, pandemics, new and re-emerging infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, etc. It brings together many different disciplines of subjects and requires an interdisciplinary approach.
A flexible knowledge and skill set are required to understand and manage the health challenges of our time in the best way. Within this skillset, research, management, communication and collaboration, ethics and professionalism, capacity building, sociocultural and political awareness gain particular importance in terms of global health.
Apart from biological factors, health has many ecological, cultural, institutional, historical, evolutionary, social, economic, political and technological determinants. It’s necessary to grasp and evaluate all these factors to create effective and sustainable solutions to global health problems.
Those who complete the program will acquire competencies in epidemiology and research, analyzing causes, effects and relationships that determine health at the global level, strategic analysis, program management, policy development, communication and collaboration, ethics and professionalism, capacity building, sociocultural and political awareness.
The MSc in Global Health (Non-Thesis) is designed to be completed in 1 calendar year over 2 semesters (Fall, Spring). During this year the students will complete a total of 10 courses (30 credits) and a graduation project supervised by one of the program faculty members. Courses are offered during weekdays (Monday-Friday) and working hours. (if necessary the courses will be held on weekends)
Having a bachelor’s degree in related fields including Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Law, Economics, Administrative Sciences and Natural Sciences.
Those who have a career goal in these fields can continue their careers in many different national and international institutions as health policy analysts and consultants, health services managers, health educators, epidemiologists, researchers and lecturers.
As the first Global Health Master's Program in Turkey, in an increasingly globalized world beyond the national borders passing health issues by working on research about facing health problems of the world population, education and aims to become a new platform for information. In terms of its content and objectives, this program can be applied by professionals from many different disciplines, as well as professionals trained in the field of health. The Global Health Master’s Program, which will be carried out by Koç University Graduate School of Health Sciences, will contribute to the training of highly qualified manpower to increase the competitiveness of our country based on knowledge at the global level, in cooperation with the Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Graduate School of Science and Engineering. This qualified manpower will have the capacity to conduct researches that will directly contribute to preventing diseases, improving health and increasing the quality of health services and capacity to develop solution oriented applications in the national and international arena. Our Global Health Master's program is designed as a learner-oriented curriculum. In addition to presentations to be made by experts at national and international levels, participatory interactive learning methods will be used, in which students share their experiences in their field and the knowledge they have acquired in the program. Case examples to be handled in the program will be selected from different levels, such as institutional, regional, national or global; It will be diversified according to the needs of the participants.