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Courses and ILOs - Intended Learning Outcomes

What is global health and what is a good course for integrating matters relating to global health? How do you formulate intended learning outcomes that consider global health for very different subjects?


In the Action Plan for the Internationalisation of First and Second Cycle Education, goal nr. 1 is defined as:

Matters relating to global health are to be integrated into the compulsory components of all study programmes at Karolinska Institutet.

Global health is defined by the action plan as:

The area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for a ll people worldwide emphasis es transnational health issues, determinants, and solutio ns; involves many disciplines within and beyond the health sciences and promotes interdisciplinary collaboration; and is a synthesis of population-based prevention with individual-level clinical care.


When evaluating if and how programmes have achieved goal nr.1, the following things will be considered:

  • Course name (course code)
  • Intended learning outcomes of the courses
  • An account of how global health issues are integrated into courses

Choosing a course

In what kind of course can I integrate matters relating to global health?

Matters relating to global health can be integrated into any course or several courses in your programme.

A recommendation may be to consider courses that:

  • Give an overview to your programme och subject
  • Provide an international perspective on your subject
  • Consider ethics or patient relationships

ILOs - Intended Learning Outcomes

We recommend you take a look at this very useful framework for developing ILOs for international competencies. Matters relating to global health particularly refer to the domains "Global Engagement" and "International Disciplinary Learning".

Below please find a document with examples of global health related intended learning outcomes. These examples are meant to inspire you when you formulate your own intended learning outcomes.

All study programs have been asked to use this tool to report and follow up on their ILO regarding global health.

Recommendations and Support

Please see a document listing recommendations regarding implementing intending learning outcomes integrating global health, based on the framework linked above. Please see the pdf document below (also available in Swedish).