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Entry requirements: The equivalent of English B. Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Bioscience, Geography, Development Studies: Specialisation International Health, or an equivalent degree in the field of Medicine or Public Health Science

Selection: On the basis of previous university credits. Between 30 and 285 credits may be taken into account.

Information about application for exchange students

  • Application AS19 week 36-03, fulltime100%, day. Application code: SH-44819

Infectious Disease Control

Programme 60 credits

Infectious Disease Control is a unique one-year multidisciplinary Master's programme. It provides a solid basis for a career in infectious disease control, for example at public health agencies.

This programme has an earlier application period and is aimed at applicants who are non-EEA nationals. Application and tuition fees have been introduced for students with citizenship in countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Please consult www.sh.se/fees to find out more about application and tuition fees.

Programme content

The programme is designed for students with a special interest in the spread and control of infectious diseases. The emergence and re-emergence of major infectious diseases is a growing and potentially global problem, especially for developing countries that have limited resources. One consequence of globalisation is that events in one part of the world can rapidly impact the local health status of multiple global locations. Infectious Disease Control (IDC) spans the medical, environmental, health science and socioeconomic aspects of infectious disease control. The biological mechanisms behind infectious diseases are discussed from a global perspective, focusing on prevention, diagnostics and therapy. Local and global social and environmental factors and climate change’s relationship to the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases are analysed. Students will study infectious diseases using national and local health perspectives and examine how (inter)national strategies have an effect at an individual level. A modern toolbox for surveillance, evaluation and control of disease spread and epidemics is provided, including epidemiology, GIS, statistics, meta-analysis and mathematical modelling. Finally, students perform an individual epidemiological study of a disease using a national or international context.


Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) in Enviromental Sciences

After the programme

This multidisciplinary programme provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge for a career in infectious disease control.

Syllabus valid from spring semester 2013

Semester overview

Year 1Semester 1Semester 2
Infectious Disease Control in Changing Environments, Statistical Data Analysis in Infectious Disease Control, Medical Geography, Infectious Disease EpidemiologyInfectious Disease Epidemiology, Scientific Methods in Infectious Disease Control, Degree Project in Infectious Disease Control

Each semester covers 30 credits. Contents and order are subject to change. The above information and syllabus are based on the most recently validated decision. Any previous versions are available here.

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