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:
- Critically evaluate the influence of globalisation on healthcare and the health of individuals, communities and populations
- Critically explore the impact of economic, political, cultural and environmental determinants on population health
- Apply and critique the use of epidemiological methodologies which help nurses to understand global public health challenges.
- Examine the role of the nurse in addressing health inequalities, promoting health and preventing disease.
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
Making Every Contact Count
Supporting Behaviour Change
Introduction to Genie
Working politically to tackle global health problems
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures, seminars, online learning activities, peer assessment.
|Practical classes and workshops||6|
|Guided independent study||45.5|
|Total study time||187.5|
Resources & Reading list
Scriven A (2017). Ewles & Simnett’s Promoting Health: A practical guide.
Subrahmanian K, Swamy P (2018). Global Child Health [electronic resource] : A Toolkit to Address Health Disparities. Springer International Publishing.
Rosling H, Rosling O (2015). Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think. Hodder & Soughton.
Norman I and Ryrie I (2018). The art and science of mental health nursing principles and practice. London: McGraw-Hill Open University Press.
Wills J (2014). Fundamentals of health promotion for nurses [electronic resource]. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
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