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PU5505: GLOBAL HEALTH (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This course builds on the learning from the Introduction to Global health course in the first half session. It focusses on the issues that affect the health of all nations of the world, the problems that unite developing and developed countries – the shared risks and vulnerabilities. This is not merely the study of emerging diseases and epidemic threats such as HIV, Ebola and Zika but also the dual burden of over and under nutrition, communicable and non-communicable diseases, the impact of war, conflict and climate change on the health of individuals, nations and world populations.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Foresterhill Sustained Study No
  • Dr Sohinee Bhattacharya

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of MSc Applied Economics (Health) (Studied) or MSc Global Health and Management (Studied) or MSc Economics of Health (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • PU5502 International Health (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge and understanding of major global health concepts and issues, and the skills to critically
appraise these debates. Topics include Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Sexual and Reproductive health, infectious and non-communicable diseases, and
environmental influences on global health with specific examples.

Further Information & Notes

For the MSc/PgDip in Global Health and Management, this is a compulsory 15 credit bearing course delivered in the second half session between January and March each academic year.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Class test (60%); Essay (40%).

Formative Assessment

  • Group presentation
  • Journal club presentation
  • Mock exam


Detailed feedback given through MyAberdeen for both formative and summative assessments.

Course Learning Outcomes


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