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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.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
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.
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.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Class test (60%); Essay (40%).
Detailed feedback given through MyAberdeen for both formative and summative assessments.