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PU5505: GLOBAL HEALTH (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


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 undernutrition, 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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • 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?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • PU5502 International Health (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

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


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 25 - 29, 31 - 33

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks 26,29,33 Feedback Weeks 28,31,35

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Feedback

Extensive feedback given through MyAberdeen within 2 weeks of test.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks 34 Feedback Weeks 36

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Word Count 1500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

Report: Group

Assessment Type Formative Weighting 0
Assessment Weeks 28 Feedback Weeks 30

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Feedback given through MyAberdeen within 2 weeks.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Tutorial/Seminar Participation

Assessment Type Formative Weighting 0
Assessment Weeks 29 Feedback Weeks 29

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Feedback

Instant feedback given at the time of presentation by coordinator as well as peer.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberDescribe the global burden of disease in relation to maternal, newborn and child health, communicable and non-communicable diseases
FactualRememberDescribe demographic, epidemiologic and nutritional transitions and how each relates to the other
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand the environmental influences such as climate change, conflict and migration on the health of populations
ConceptualApplyDemonstrate the application of knowledge to specific scenarios to devise appropriate solutions to global health challenges
ConceptualEvaluateCritically appraise the global policy responses to current global health challenges

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