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NPCG1028 Global and Public Health

Module Overview

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

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

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
  • Describe the impact of economic, political, cultural and environmental determinants on population health
  • 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.


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: Lectures Seminars Guided independent study

Practical classes and workshops6
Guided independent study45.5
Independent Study100
Total study time187.5

Resources & Reading list

Wills , J. Fundamentals of health promotion for nurses. 

Norman I and Ryrie I (2018). The art and science of mental health nursing principles and practice. 

Fair Society, Healthy Lives: Marmot Review,.

Hall D and Elliman D (2006). Health for all children, revised 4th edn.. 

Barello S, Triberti S, Graffigna G, Libreri C, Serino S, Hibbard J, Riva G (2016). eHealth for patient engagement: A systematic Review. Fontiers in Psychology. ,6 .

Keleher H and MacDougall C (2009). Understanding health a determinants approach. 

Rosling H, Rosling O. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think. 


Assessment Strategy

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.


Individual Presentation


MethodPercentage contribution
Individual Presentation  (10 minutes) 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Individual Presentation  (10 minutes) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: External


Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:


There are no additional costs associated with this module

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

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