Centre for MACH - MultidisciplinAry ResearCh in Health Science

Master Course in Global Health

The Master in Global Health (MGH) is an online Second-level Vocational master of 1-year duration offered by the Centre for Multidisciplinary research in Health Science of the University of Milan, in close collaboration with experts and teachers from different faculties of the University, other important universities and organizations from Italy, and major academic institutions from abroad.


  • The MGH is composed of 18 modules (9 modules each semester) that include pre-recorded lectures, live webinars, exercises, and on-site stages;
  • All pre-recorded and exercises will be available on "Moodle", the students’ platform;
  • Live webinars will be held by using MS Teams platform.

Entry requirements
Academic Requirements
For entry to the programme, you will need to hold the equivalent of an MSc degree (an Italian Laurea Magistrale degree), or a single-cycle degree (eg, course in Medicine and Surgery ), when applying or acquired in the first 3 months from the beginning of the course.
The MGH is open to post-graduate students, holding a MSc, from a variety of different backgrounds: from health and biomedical sciences to economics, social sciences, anthropology, international relations, law, ecology, agronomy, diplomacy, political sciences, communication, management etc.
Work experience in a health science or related setting is desirable but not essential.
Post-graduate qualifications from around the world are accepted.

English Language Requirements
The whole programme will be held in English, therefore an academic and/or professional knowledge of English, both speaking and writing, is required. No English certification is required.

Computer Requirements
You must have regular access to a computer (or mobile device) with an internet connection to access the School’s Moodle Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), where your online study materials are located, and MS Teams for live connections (webinars). All webinars will be recorded to allow students not able to attend to keep track of the discussion that has taken place.

To provide students the toolbox to understand and analyse health issues with focus on determinants that are interlinked and on solutions that transcend borders and sectors of activity.

Job Opportunities for MGH graduates

Starting date

Deadline application 9th October 2022
Ranking publication 21th October 2022
Course Start 3rd November 2022



(Academic Year 2022-2023)
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(Academic Year 2022-2023)
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The on-line master is composed of 18 modules, 9 for each semester. The modules cover the following macro-areas: Global Health, Epidemiology, Statistics, Surveillance & Monitoring, Research, Sustainable Development, Microbiology, Communicable Diseases, Noncommunicable Diseases, Development Cooperation, Digital Health, Human-Animal Ecosystem Interface, Agronomy, Economics, International Cooperation, Social Science, Communication. The master enjoys both theoretical lessons and interactive sessions.
On average, the required no. of hours per week to be dedicated to study, watch lectures, participate in webinars, and work on assessments are 10-15 hours.
All recorded lectures will be available during the whole MGH course. Students can access them whenever they want. However, it is strongly recommended to keep the pace with the programme schedule as live webinars will be used to continuously assess them and provide feedback and explanation, if needed.


  • Online Internship conducted by the WHO Collaborating Centre on Training in Infectious Disease Management in Countries (in collaboration with the Public Health Consulting Group): simulations of country visits and role-playing sessions.
    The Internship will take place from Monday 27th to Thursday 30th March 2023.
  • Internship at San Raffaele Hospital in Milan to familiarize with modern technologies and their use in the response to global health threats. The internship can be done (i) on-site, (ii) online, or (iii) in another laboratory facilities in the country of residency. In the first option, participants are responsible for finding and funding all related expenses (travel, accommodation, food). In the third option, students need to provide a detailed description of the program to the Faculty for consideration.
    The Internship will take place from Monday 15th to Wednesday 17th May 2023.
  • 1-month on-site internship in low- and middle–income settings, in collaboration with different agencies such as Fondazione Ivo de Carneri (Pemba, Tanzania), MSC rural missions (eSwatini and Guatemala), and Dopasi Foundation (Pakistan).
    The internship will take place during summer 2023.

Assessments varies from module to module and can include written assignments or oral presentation and discussion among students with the Professors during the live webinars. Assessments can be done individually or in groups, depending on the module.

Additionally, three online, mandatory examinations (multiple-choice tests) will take place during the year to assess the overall understanding of the modules. The first examination will be used to assess the merit for scholarships.

Fees & funding
The MGH fee is € 6,500 to be paid in:

Enrolment (1st rate) € 1,516.00
2nd rate (to be paid by 01th February 2023) € 5,000.00

3 scholarships will be available based on merit.

Composed by professors and experts from Italian and international Institutions.
From Italy: Università di Milano; SDA Bocconi School of Management; Università di Sassari; Università di Brescia; Università di Pavia; Università del Piemonte Orientale; Doctors with Africa CUAMM, Padova; Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan; Ospedale Niguarda, Milan.
From other countries: University of Geneva Institute of Global Health, Geneva (Switzerland); Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm (Sweden); Columbia University New York, (USA); Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, University of Basel (Switzerland); World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva (Switzerland); Graduate Institute, Geneva (Switzerland); UCL Collaborative Centre for Inclusion Health, London (UK); Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, (USA); European Respiratory Society, Lausanne (Switzerland).

About the University of Milan

The University of Milan is a public teaching and research university, which - with 8 faculties and 2 schools and a teaching staff of more than 2000 professors - is distinguished by its wide variety of disciplinary fields.
A leading institute in Italy and Europe for scientific productivity, the University of Milan is the largest university in the region, with approximately 64,000 students; it is also an important resource for the socio-economic context of which it is a part.
Milan is the capital of Lombardy, one of the most dynamic and international regions in the European Union, a leader in the national economy that stands at the Italian forefront of research and development investments and commitment to technological innovation.
The University of Milan also possesses a remarkable artistic and cultural heritage that includes important historic buildings, inherited and acquired collections, archives, botanical gardens and the old Brera Observatory commissioned by Maria Teresa of Austria.
The University’s departments are housed in important historic buildings in the city centre and in other modern buildings in the area known as Città Studi. Among the historic buildings housing the University’s facilities are the old Ca' Granda – a monumental complex from the 15th-century in the heart of the historical city centre - the 18th-century Palazzo Greppi designed by Giuseppe Piermarini – who built the Scala Theatre in Milan – and the 17th-century Sant’Alessandro College commissioned by the Arcimboldi family.
The book collection, which is one of the richest in the region, is preserved in 47 libraries, while the APICE Centre collects rare and valuable book stocks and archives.
The University also has a Choir and its own Orchestra, which actively contribute to the cultural life of the city and receive international acknowledgements on an increasingly frequent basis.


Dipartimento di Fisiopatologia Medico Chirurgica e dei Trapianti
via Francesco Sforza n. 35, 20122 Milano

Teachers list

Claudia Alteri, PhD, Assistant Professor in Microbiology And Clinical Microbiology, Department of Oncology and Hemato-Oncology, University of Milano

Carlo Agostoni, Full Professor of Pediatrics, University of Milan, Unit of Pediatrics, Policlinico of Milan, Italy

Andrea Atzori, Doctors with Africa CUAMM, Head of International Relations, Padova, Italy

Sante Leandro Baldi, indipendent/freelance researcher in Global Oral Health; affiliated COI; MSc in Dental Public Health, University College London and 2nd Level Master in Global Health, University of Milan

Alberto Battezzati, Full Professor of Phisiology, University of Milan, Italy

Roberto Bertollini, MD MPH, Advisor to the Minister of Health of Qatar and Member of the Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks of the European Commission

Stefano Bocchi, Full Professor of Agronomy, University of Milan, Italy

Bettina Borisch, Professor, Institute of Global Health, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Eric Brenner, Medical Epidemiologist, Teacher at University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA, and Former Teacher, University of Geneva

Francesco Castelli, Full Professor of Infectious Diseases, Director of UNESCO 2014-2018: “Training and Empowering Human Resources For Health Development in Resource-limited Countries”, University of Brescia, Italy

Matteo Cesari, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Milan, Unit of Geriatrics, Policlinico of Milan, Italy

Daniela Cirillo, MD, PhD, Head of Emerging Bacterial Pathogen Unit, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Vita-Salute University, Milan, Italy

Marilisa D’Amico, Professor of Constitutional Law, Vice Rector for Legality, Transparency and Equality of Rights, University of Milan, Italy

Rafael Ruiz De Castañeda, Researcher and Lecturer, Institute of Global Health, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Patrizia Di Caccamo, Vice President, COI Cooperazione Odontoiatrica Internazionale, Torino, ltaly

Hannah Monica Dias, Cross-Cutting Specialist WHO DG Flagship Initiative Find.TreatAll, TB Elimination and Public-Private Mix (PPM) to end TB, Global TB Programme, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Guglielmina Diolaiuti, Dept. of Environmental Science and Policy, University of Milan

Dennis Falzon, Medical Officer, Global TB Programme, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland

Antoine Flahault, MD, PhD, Director, Institute of Global Health, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Haileyesus Getahun, Director of Global Coordination and Partnership on Antimicrobial Resistance, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland

Philippe Glaziou, MD, Senior Epidemiologist, Former Global TB Programme, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Giorgia Gon, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK

Andrea Gori, Full Professor of Infectious Diseases, University of Milan, Unit of Infectious Diseases, Policlinico of Milan, Italy

Vittorio Ingegnoli, Visiting Professor of Landscape Bionomics and Planetary Health, University of Milan, Italy

Bogomil Kholbrenner, Scientific Collaborator, Social Anthropologist, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Caterina La Porta, Associate Professor Patologia Generale Dipartimento di Scienze e Politiche Ambientali, Centro per La Complessità e Biosistemi, University of Milan, Italy Yejin Lee, Data Management Consultant at the World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland

Yejin Lee, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Federico Lega, Full Professor of University of Milan, Director of the Centre in Health Administration. Board member EHMA

Christian Lienhardt, MD, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Montpellier, France

Antonio E. Longo, Associate Professor of Dipartimento di Architettura e Studi Urbani (DASTU), Director MSc in Landscape Architecture Land Landscape Heritage at the School AUIC, Politecnico of Milan, Italy

Knut Lönnroth, Full Professor of Social Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Daniela Lucini, Full Professor of Physical Training and Sports Sciences, Director of postgraduate School of Exercise and sport Medicine, the University of Milan

Viviana Mangiaterra, Associate Professor, SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan, Italy

Alberto Matteelli, Specialist in Infectious Diseases, Associate Professor in Infectious Diseases at the University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy, and Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center on Tuberculosis/HIV and TB Elimination

Maurizio Maugeri, Full Professor Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of Milan, Italy

Ali Merzouk, E-learning Coordinator, European Respiratory Society, Lausanne, Switzerland

Giovanni Battista Migliori, Director WHO Collaborating Centre for TB and Lung Diseases, Maugeri Care and Research Institute, Tradate, Italy

Eduardo Missoni, Adjunct Professor, SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan, Italy

Maria Cristina Monti, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health, unit of Biostatistics and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pavia

Davide Mosca, Realizing Health SDGs for Migrants, Displaced and Communities, Nairobi, Kenya

Ariel Pablos-Mendez, Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center New York, N.Y., USA

Antonio Montresor, MD, Neglected Tropical Diseases Programme, WHO, Geneva

Paola Muti, Professor, Department of Biomedical, Surgical and Dental Sciences, University of Milan

Claudia Nannini, Legal Officer, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland

Luca Arturo Pavesi, PhD, Adjunt Professor at University of Milan-Bicocca, Master in Oral health in disadvantaged communities and low-income countries at University of Turin

Laura Piazza, PhD in Food Biotechnology, is associate professor in Food Technology at Department of Environmental Science and Policy of University of Milan, Italy

Luciano Pilotti, Full Professor of Innovation Management and Business Strategies at the ESP - Environmental Science and Policy, University of Milan, Italy

Giovanni Piumatti, PhD in Psychology, Researcher in Social Sciences Fondazione Agnelli, Torino

Giovanni Putoto, Head of Planning and Operational Research, Doctors with Africa CUAMM, Padova, Italy

Luca Ragazzoni, Scientific Coordinator of Center for Research and Training in Disaster Medicine, Humanitarian Aid, and Global Health, University of Piemonte Orientale (UPO), Novara, ltaly

Mario Carlo Raviglione, Full Professor of Global Health, University of Milan, Italy

Fahrad Rihai, MD Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and Global Head, New Commercial Partnership Models & Health Systems Engagement, Novartis, Basel, Switzerland

Francesco Rio, Consultant in Global Health, Geneva, Switzerland

Ilenia Rossetti, Dept. Chemestry, University of Milan

Benedetto Saraceno, Secretary General, Lisbon lnstitute for Global Mental Health, Lisbon, Portugal and former WHO Director Mental Health

Holger Schünemann, MD, PhD, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Medicine, McMaster University , Hamilton, ON, Canada

Richard Skolnik, Former Lecturer, Health policy and Management Department, Yale School of Public Health and Lecturer in the Practice of Management, Yale School of Management, New Haven, USA

Giovanni Sotgiu, Full Professor of Medical Statistics, University of Sassari, Italy

Beat Stoll, Senior Lecturer, Coordinator Master of Global Health, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Al Story, Associate Professor of Inclusion Health and Co-Director of the UCL Collaborative Centre for Inclusion Health, London

Fabrizio Tediosi, Dr. PD, Associate Professor, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland

Zelalem Temesgen, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

Pedro Villarreal, Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Germany

Tido von Schoen-Angerer, former Executive Director MSG Global Access Campaign, Geneva, Switzerland

Msgr. Robert Vitillo, Secretary-General, International Catholic Migration Commission, Geneva, Switzerland

Raphaël Zaffran, Deputy Director of the University of Geneva's Centre for Continuing and Distance Education

The ultimate “global health goal” of MACH - that offers the Online Vocational Master in Global Health - is to contribute to the development and implementation across disciplines, in full alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), of sound health policies and practices that ensure universal access to care and prevention for the most vulnerable people. To achieve this, multidisciplinary education targeting young generations of students that will become future leaders and decision-makers is essential.




tel.: +39 02 50320350
email: mgh@unimi.it