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[afro-nets] Master of Science (MSc) Programme on International Health

  • Subject: [afro-nets] Master of Science (MSc) Programme on International Health
  • From: Dr. Carsten Mantel <carsten.mantel@charite.de>
  • Date: Sun, 02 May 2004 09:58:53 +0200
  • Cc: itm.studies@charite.de
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Master of Science (MSc) Programme on International Health

The Charité Medical School Berlin (Humboldt University and Free
University) invites applications to the Master of Science (MSc)
Programme on International Health

The postgraduate Masters Programme is a flexible modular degree
programme for full-time or part-time study, consisting of an in-
troductory core course, specialised optional modules and a re-
search project submitted as a thesis. The programme is organised
within the tropEd European Network for Education in Interna-
tional Health, an association of 26 Universities in 13 European
countries and collaborating institutions in Africa, Asia and
Latin America. The core course and five optional modules are
presently offered at Charité Medical School. Further optional
modules can be selected from a list of more than 170 courses of-
fered by the tropEd partner institutions.

International Health is a new discipline that systematically
compares factors that affect the health of all human popula-
tions, specifically focussing on poverty-related health problems
in low and middle income countries. The Masters programme com-
prises studies in a number of public-health-related disciplines
including anthropology, biology, economics, environmental
health, epidemiology and statistics, health promotion, manage-
ment sciences, nutrition, population sciences and reproductive
health, psychology, social sciences, travel and migrant health
and tropical medicine with a focus on infectious diseases, bac-
teriology, parasitology, virology and laboratory practice.

The programme can be completed within two semesters (full-time)
or up to ten semesters (part-time). A total of 60 European
Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credit points must be accumulated
for successful completion of the programme; one ECTS credit
point is equivalent to 30 hours student investment time. A mini-
mum of 15 ECTS credit points (equivalent to about 3 months of
full-time study) needs to be earned in tropEd partner institu-
tions outside of Germany. The research project may be undertaken
either in Berlin or abroad.

Master of Science in International Health - awarded by the
Charité Medical School Berlin.

English. Proficiency in English is to be demonstrated by a TOEFL
score of at least 550 points paper-based, 213 points computer-
based, or equivalent approved test.

Winter Semester: 13th September 2004
Summer Semester: 7th March 2005

Bachelor?s or equivalent degree in an International Health-
related field, e.g. medicine, public health, biology, educa-
tional sciences, psychology, sociology, anthropology, epidemiol-
ogy, nutrition, health economics.

1st June 2004 (for winter semester)
1st November 2004 (for summer semester)

An introductory orientation and language programme, academic
support services, guidance and counselling through a personal
advisor system, cultural events and excursions are offered to
all foreign students. Each student has a Charité-designated su-
pervisor, who has relevant experience in the chosen study track
and research or thesis topic.

Module and course fees follow regulations current in the TropEd
partner institutions. In general there is a tuition fee of Euro
150.00 per credit point for core training, Euro 200.00 per
credit point for optional modules and Euro 50.00 per credit
point for research project and thesis work; overall tuition thus
amounts to a maximum of 8,750.00 Euro depending on the courses
and institutions selected. The tropEd Masters programme is in
the process of applying for funding under the new European Eras-
mus Mundus programme. If successful, scholarships of 21,000.00
Euro/year will be available to highly qualified full-time stu-
dents as of September 2004.

The Charité became Humboldt University?s Faculty of Medicine in
1829 and is one of the most renowned Medical Schools in Europe
today. Humboldt University was founded in 1810 under the name of
Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität as a "universitas litterarum"
which would unite teaching and research and strive towards a
comprehensive humanistic education for its students. Twenty-nine
Nobel laureates have been associated with the university in the
course of their teaching and research careers, contributing to
the excellent academic reputation, which the university contin-
ues to enjoy today. Today some 33,000 students are enrolled at
Humboldt University in more than 220 courses of study in eleven
faculties. Almost ten percent of the students come to Berlin
from abroad. The Charité Medical School has recently merged with
the Medical School of the Free University Berlin to form Ger-
many?s largest medical faculty.

Charité Medical School Berlin
Masters Programme in International Health
Educational Programme Office, Institute of Tropical Medicine
Spandauer Damm 130
D-14050 Berlin, Germany
Tel. +49-30-30116-865
Fax: +49-30-30116-888

Dr. Carsten Mantel, MD MPH
Institute of Tropical Medicine
Charité Medical School - Humboldt and Free University Berlin
Spandauer Damm 130
D-14050 Berlin, Germany
Tel. +49 30 30116 767
Fax: +49 30 30116 888