Courses and activities


The BIGH programme consists on courses, workshops, seminars, and student driven activities. Students will start with level 2 courses, and then deepen their knowledge with level 3-4 courses, workshops, and seminars.

The BIGH programme will have two facets; one focusing on Global Health, and one focusing on Infection Biology. The BIGH programme includes compulsory, core courses, and elective courses. Students will have core courses that are relevant in both profiles, core courses shared by both profiles, and more advanced courses that are specific for each profile (For complete descriptions see Attachments). 

Table 1. Common and specific core courses for both profiles.

The core courses in the Global Health profile will provide an overview of the major Global Health problems around the World. These courses include: 1. Core concepts in Global Health and Global Burden of Disease (1.5 credits), 2. Field methods in Global Health (3 credits), and 3. Health policy and financing (4.5 credits).


The shared core courses deal with the key concepts of the major global and emerging infectious diseases.  HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, dengue, ebola, influenza, etc. are covered extensively from cell to society.

The Infection Biology profile core courses provide an overview of the different microbes and their role in diseases. These courses include: 1. Cellular and molecular biology (3hp) which is offered in the fall terms and 2. Clinical immunology in infectious diseases with is offered in the spring term.

  • Courses, workshops, seminars 2016 Global health track
  • Courses, workshops, seminars 2016 Infectious Biology track

Courses During 2017


New PhD Course in Global Sexual and Reproductive Health!
Kurskod/Course number : 2947
Engelsk titel/Title in English : Global sexual and reproductive health: concepts, challenges and state of the art
Institution/Department : Institutionen för kvinnors och barns hälsa

Dates : 2017-04-24 - 2017-04-28
Language : Engelska
Course responsible : Elin Larsson
E-mail :


Course Dates
2972. Basic pharmacoepidemiology in a global context 2017-11-13 to 2017-11-24
2674. Practical approaches to qualitative research - based on blended learning 2017-08-28 to 2017-11-17
2176. Cellular and molecular infection biology 2017-11-27 to 2017-12-08
2929. Hospital acquired infections and antibiotic resistance in high endemic setting 2017-09-25 to  2017-10-06
2662. Tropical Medicine and Infections 2017-12-04 to 2017-12-15
2074. Current Topics in Infection Biology 2017-08-23 to 2017-12-20
2163. Malaria 2017-11-20 to 2017-11-24

Travel Stipend for Courses in Hanoi and Saigon 2017

This covers the PhD courses in the list above in Hospital acquired infections and antibiotic resistance in high endemic setting the 26 Sep - 6 Oct in Hanoi and Tropical medicine and infections 4 - 15 December in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). For those doctoral students that wants to participate in these courses we can offer a travel stipend of 8000 SEK to cover travel costs (up to 8 students). More information on the links above.


Other activities

The BIGH programme will incorporate research training in Global Health and Infection Biology in the form of seminars, discussion workshops and residential workshops both for doctoral students and supervisors.