Global Health Case Challenge

Course content

The overall aim of the course is to strengthen university students’ competencies to propose solutions to real-world global health related challenges through a combination of academic skills and interdisciplinary and innovative thinking. As a part of the course, the students collaborate in multidisciplinary teams to develop and present their solutions to a specific case question selected by an external public or private partner, which may change from year to year.

Before the students meet on campus, they must have completed a 20 hours online course element consisting of lectures and mandatory readings on methodological and analytical approaches and case specific topics. Furthermore students are required to perform individual investigations, and a small assignment.

The on-campus element of the course includes four successive full working days in Copenhagen where the students work in teams to come up with solutions to be presented to and receive feedback from a panel of examinators on the fourth day. This session will be followed-up with peer feedback. By the end the panel will deliberate and announce (3) winning teams. During the on-campus part of the programme, the students will receive focused lectures on case related topics and participate in workshops on e.g. problematization, feasibility, innovation and pitching. Underway, each team will also be given feedback from relevant resource persons.

After the course, all students will hand in an individual reflection assignment (7 hours workload).

Education

MSc in Global Health - elective summer course

MSc in Public Health Science - elective summer course

Learning outcome

On completion of the course, students should be able to:

Knowledge:

  • Demonstrate knowledge about the complexities incl. existing forms of problematizations in terms of e.g. equity and social justice of the selected global health challenge

  • Identify the various stakeholders involved in the selected global health challenge

  • Understand the principles of innovation, entrepreneurship and feasibility 

  • Understand the principles of effective communication

 

Skills:

  • Identify, assess and integrate facts and data relevant to the case into the solution

  • Integrate considerations of the complexities incl. existing forms of problematizations into the solution

  • Apply innovation and problem-solving methods

  • Co-create and communicate in a multidisciplinary and international context

  • Create a feasible solution

  • Pitch the ideas persuasively

 

Competencies:

  • Integrate multi-disciplinarity into the design of innovative solutions

  • Recognise and network with stakeholders from various sectors

  • Plan and develop interventions in a multidisciplinary team

Participants are requested to prepare individually online via lectures, readings and other resources. Some common resources will be made available, some should be identified and selected by the participants themselves to fill gaps.

Each participant will be requested to produce and share a small assignment online before they meet.

The first day on-campus includes a series of interactive lectures on the overall case challenge theme, release of the case question, and approaches on how to generate, develop and present ideas.

The following two days will be devoted to group work to develop solutions and presentations supported by one common workshop and a series of one-on-one coaching sessions on pitching underway. Also resource persons will be available to give feedback to each team.

On the last day on-campus, the groups will pitch their solutions and receive feedback from a panel of examinators. Afterwards there will be a session where there will room for peer-to-peer comments and discussions. Finally to complete the course each participant is requested to produce a short reflection report to be submitted no later than one week after the course that will release the credits subject to approval.

Some preparatory resources will be made available in the online course room. In addition the participants are requested to investigate and identify selected extra resources.

Oral
Individual
Collective
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
Peer feedback (Students give each other feedback)
ECTS
2,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Oral defence
Written assignment, 7 days
On the last day of the on-campus part of the programme the groups will pitch their solutions and receive feedback from a panel of 3-4 examinators (chaired by the course leader), based on assessment of the general quality of the response to the case challenge, elements of innovation, feasibility and pitch and group dynamics.

Finally, to complete the course each participant is requested to produce a short reflection report to be submitted no later than one week after the course that will release the credits subject to approval.
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assessment

In order to pass the exam, student  should be able to:

Knowledge:

  • Demonstrate knowledge about the complexities incl. existing forms of problematizations in terms of e.g. equity and social justice of the selected global health challenge

  • Identify the various stakeholders involved in the selected global health challenge

  • Understand the principles of innovation, entrepreneurship and feasibility 

  • Understand the principles of effective communication

 

Skills:

  • Identify, assess and integrate facts and data relevant to the case into the solution

  • Integrate considerations of the complexities incl. existing forms of problematizations into the solution

  • Apply innovation and problem-solving methods

  • Co-create and communicate in a multidisciplinary and international context

  • Create a feasible solution

  • Pitch the ideas persuasively

 

Competencies:

  • Integrate multi-disciplinarity into the design of innovative solutions

  • Recognise and network with stakeholders from various sectors

  • Plan and develop interventions in a multidisciplinary team

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 6
  • Preparation
  • 27
  • Project work
  • 30
  • Exam
  • 6
  • English
  • 69