Global Health


The Heidelberg Institute of Global Health (HIGH) is part of the Medical Faculty of Heidelberg University. The institute contributes to the improvement of health through research, teaching and direct services in low- and middle-income countries and at home.

Through its teaching, the institute aims to train the next generation of global health researchers and practitioners – change agents in the field of Global Health. Besides the Master’s programme Master of Science in International Health (MScIH)  there are two more lines of teaching:

Short Course Programme in International Health

The Short Course Programme offers a wide range of topics relevant for the improvement of health care in low- and middle-income countries. It provides opportunities for postgraduate education and professional development.

All Short Courses are not only open to the institute's Master's students or students from other tropEd member institutions. Also public health professionals, social scientists, paramedical staff, project planners and coordinators, medical doctors, Ministry of Health staff, health facility managers and health practitioners are addressed. The programme enables all participants to specialize or refresh their knowledge in a particular subject area.

The institute offers both one- and two-week intensive courses, globally accredited (European Credit Transfer System). tropEd participants can gain between 2 to 4.5 ECTS credit points per course. All courses are conducted in English.

For more information

follow this link or get in touch with

Anne-Kathrin Fabricius, M.A.
Short Course Programme Manager
Tel: +49 6221 56-4149

E-Learning Courses

The Heidelberg Institute of Global Health offers in cooperation with evaplan at the Heidelberg University Hospital e-learning-tutored and self-paced e-learning courses  in Social Protection and Social Security, Quality Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety.

All of the courses were developed in cooperation with academical experts and institutions in healthcare, social protection and social security sectors in Germany, at EU level and globally.

Participants can gain between 3 to 7.5 ECTS credit points per course. The courses last between 6 weeks and 6 months.

For more information

follow the link or get in touch with

Dr. Svetla Loukanova
Course Coordinator
Tel: +49 6221 56-4744

Letzte Änderung: 21.06.2021
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