This module will offer you an opportunity to explore globalisation in health and healthcare from the perspective of individuals, communities and population. You will examine epidemiology, the science that underpins public health, and the role of the nurse in addressing health inequalities, promoting health and preventing ill-health.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Explain the influence of globalisation on healthcare and the health of individuals, communities and populations
- Identify how epidemiological approaches may help nurses to understand global public health challenges.
- Detail the role of the nurse in addressing health inequalities, promoting health and preventing disease.
- Describe the impact of economic, political, cultural and environmental determinants on population health
Introduction to the module
Epidemiology - the science that underpins public health
The wider determinants of health (economic, political, ethical, cultural and environmental)
Sociological concepts that inform public health.
Collecting, using and understanding public health data
Tackling global health problems with collaboration
Communication and practical interventions that nurses may utilise to promote and protect health or support behaviour change.
Use of digital technologies in creating supportive local and global communities
Nurses role in addressing contemporary healthcare problems arising from increasing globalisation (e.g. migration; trafficking people)
Globalised healthcare workforce
Medicines Management: Medicines in populations and in the context of health priorities; antibiotic stewardship and antimicrobial resistance
Clinical Skills sessions:
Make every contact count
Supporting behaviour change
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
The module is taught using a variety of learning and teaching approaches which may include:
Guided independent study
|Practical classes and workshops||6|
|Guided independent study||45.5|
|Total study time||187.5|
Resources & Reading list
Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 years on.. AUTHORS Report writing team: Michael Marmot, Jessica Allen, Tammy Boyce, Peter Goldblatt, Joana Morrison. The Marmot Review team was led by Michael Marmot and Jessica Allen and consisted of Jessica Allen, Matilda Allen, Peter Goldblatt, Tammy Boyce, Antiopi Ntouva, Joana Morrison, Felicity Porritt https://www.health.org.uk/publications/reports/the-marmot-review-10-years-on
Angela Scriven, Shirley Cramer, Linda Ewles, Ina Simnett. (2017). Ewles and Simnetts Promoting Health: A practical guide. Edinburgh: Elsevier .
Susan Carr, Nigel Unwin, Tanja Pless-Mulloli (2007). An introduction to public health and epidemiology.. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
Brian Nicolson, Judy McKimm, Ann Allen (2016). Global Health. SAGE.
William Eaton, Danielle Fallin (2019). Public Mental Health. New York: Oxford University Press.
Wills , J. Fundamentals of health promotion for nurses. Chichester: Wiley - Blackwell.
Peter Duncan (2010). Values, ethics and health care. London: SAGE.
David Hall, David Elliman (2006). Health for all children . Oxford; New York : Oxford University Press .
You will draw on both theory and practice to explore a global health issue of your choice. This will give you the opportunity to consider the causes and impact of the issue, how it could be solved or reduced and the role nurses have in dealing with the issue.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Individual Presentation
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: External