Qualification awarded: Master of Health Care
Level of qualification: 2nd cycle
Scope: 90 ECTS credits
Duration: 1,5-3 years
Mode of study: part-time
Language of tuition: English
Programme director: Pamela Gray
Global Health Care is a joint degree programme, which Arcada offers together with the University of Eastern Africa Baraton (in Kenya) and the Diaconia University of Applied Sciences (in Finland). Master of Health Care is a very timely programme in the days we are living in because it tackles the issue of crises and disaster management very well. Considering that there are many terrorist attacks and disasters in the world today, it goes without saying that this programme is long overdue. Moreover, offering an MSc in Global Health Care programme will expand the academic programmes of the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton by attracting more students who will increase the financial capacity of the institution; it will provide opportunity for the University graduates to advance in higher degrees; It will provide opportunities for staff professional development; Create experience opportunities for those enrolled in the graduate programmes as graduate assistants to teach lower level courses; and build capacity for research and consultancy.
Many institutions and organizations are prospective employers of these graduates. These include Ministry of Health, Non-governmental organizations like the Red Cross Society, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), and Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) amongst many others.
The Master of Science in Global Health Care degree programme is designed to respond to the challenges faced by people on planet Earth due to climate change, rapid population growth, threats of terrorism, industrial development, and rural and urban development trends as experienced in both North and South countries. It is expected that by the end of this programme the graduates will have gained insight on how to apply knowledge and skills from Evidence Based Global Health Care and global health ethics and values as perceived and experienced by various communities of the world.