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NPCG6000 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:

  • 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 Skills Making Every Contact Count Supporting Behaviour Change Seminars; Introduction to Genie Working politically to tackle global health problems Formative assessment

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, seminars, online learning activities, peer assessment.

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

Resources & Reading list

Rosling H, Rosling O (2015). Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think. 

Barello S, Triberti S, Graffigna G, Libreri C, Serino S, Hibbard J, Riva G eHealth for patient engagement: A systematic Review. Fontiers in Psychology. ,6 , pp. 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.02013.

Scriven A (2017). Ewles & Simnett’s Promoting Health: A practical guide. 

Hall D and Elliman D (2006). Health for all children. 

Fair Society, Healthy Lives: Marmot Review.

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



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:


No additional costs are 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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