Nutrition in Global Health

Gain an in-depth understanding of global trends, challenges, burdens and determinants related to nutrition and health

The University of Copenhagen’s School of Global Health offers a five weeks, blended-learning summer school in nutrition in global health. This summer school is taught in English and aimed at master level students with an interest in not only understanding nutrition related global health challenges but also propose feasible solutions aiming at these challenges.


Photo: Christian Fabiansen, Doctors Without Borders

Photo: Christian Fabiansen, Doctors Without Borders

4 July - 5 August 2016


Frederiksberg Campus, University of Copenhagen (first three weeks as E-learning)


This summer school aims at providing the students an understanding of nutrition themes relevant to global health.

The themes include:

  • Infant and child nutrition
  • Prevention and treatment of undernutrition
  • Nutrition and infections
  • Nutrition transition and the double burden

Although the focus is on nutrition and health science, the themes will be seen in a broader context and a social science perspective will be included when relevant. The student will gain knowledge on the major nutrition problems and the underlying determinants and vulnerable population groups.

Furthermore, the student will be able to evaluate the determinants of nutrition problems in low income settings as well as discuss strengths and limitations of strategies to prevent and treat nutrition-related global health challenges.


The course is using blended learning and consists of three weeks online teaching followed by two weeks intensive full time teaching at Frederiksberg Campus. Online-lectures and discussions and self-assessment tests will be blended with short face-to-face lectures, group exercises, and journal clubs.

Students that have some knowledge on human nutrition are eligible for signing up.


The course language is English.

Course responsible

Henrik Friis

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