This module provides a comprehensive overview of current issues and challenges in global health. Using relevant case studies, it will discuss trends and determinants of both communicable and non-communicable diseases, as well as assessing possible effective responses to key transnational health challenges. As part of this process we will analyse the complex relationship between global health, poverty and human development within the framework of the post-2015 Sustainable Development health-related goals.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Explain the impact of individual, household and community level risk factors on communicable and non-communicable diseases in low and middle income countries
- Discuss the emerging issues and critical challenges in transnational health and population development and how these are affected by underlying contextual factors such as globalisation, urbanisation and demographic, environmental and social change
- Identify, use and critically evaluate a range of global health resources, including available datasets
- Evaluate multi-sectoral interventions and policy strategies to reduce the global disease burden and premature mortality
- Appraise the complex relationship between health and other sectors within the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Global health: introduction, conceptual underpinnings and historical foundations
Global health architecture and governance
From the MDGs to the SDGs
The epidemiological transition and non-communicable disease
Health and armed conflict
Health impact of global climate change and extreme weather
Cities, urbanisation and emerging health risks
Health systems and service delivery
Healthcare systems and equity
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Teaching will be delivered by a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous online methods, which may include lectures, discussion boards, workshop activities, exercises, and videos. A range of resources will also be provided for further self-directed study. Hopefully, face-to-face teaching opportunities will be utilised depending on circumstances and feasibility.
|Total study time||100|
Resources & Reading list
Other. You will access to relevant study materials including lecture slides, selected reading and assignment details/electronic submission via Blackboard.
Kathryn H. Jackobsen (2008). Introduction to Global Health. Jones & Bartlett Publishers.
Skolnik R. (2008). Essentials of global health. Massachusetts: Jones & Bartlett Publishers Inc.
Crisp N. (2010). Turning the world upside down: The search for global health in the 21st Century. London: Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd.
Marmot M & Wilkinson RG (Eds.) (2009). Social Determinants of Health. Oxford: OUP.
Lindstrand A et al (2006). Global health: an introductory text book. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Barry B Hughes, Randall Kuhn, Cecilia M. Peterson, Dale S. Rothman & Jose R. Solorzano (2011). Improving Global Health: Patterns of potential human progress Volume 3. Oxford University Press.
Assignment 1: 30%
Assignment 2: 70%
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: Internal & External