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Course Overview

This course provides students with skills for career development and an introduction to the field of global health.  Career development topics include strategic planning, skills analysis, self-awareness, goal setting and professionalism in the workplace. For global health, we hold a series of ‘film club’ seminars using online, digital and social media to study content from leading global health advocates, practitioners and scholars. Discussion themes are developed in class debate and group work. At the end of the course, students who take the second stage elective PU5521: Work Based Placements also apply for advertised placement opportunities. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 0 credits (0 ECTS credits)
Campus Foresterhill Sustained Study No
  • Dr Lucia D'Ambruoso

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Students whose applications have been successful work with host organisations either based at the University or within the organisation as appropriate, e.g. 1 day/week. Also provided are three  2 hour workshops, plus regular meetings with workplace and academic supervisor to provide support and guidance.

Further Information & Notes

For the MSc/PgDip/PgCert in Global Health and Management, this is compulsory non-credit bearing course. This means that all students are required to attend regardless of whether they take the 2nd stage elective PU5521: Work Based Placements.  

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Global Health and Management

Contact Teaching Time

20 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Continuous assessment: reflective commentary (40%); host organisation report (60%)

Formative Assessment




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