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This course focuses 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, Zika and Sars Cov-19 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.
|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
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1,500-word Policy brief assignment on a current Global Health challenge 50%
2x Online timed MCQ/Short answer type tests 2x25%
Alternative Resit Assessment
Oral examination via online platform assessing learning outcomes for the whole course
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Conceptual||Evaluate||Critically appraise the global policy responses to current global health challenges|
|Conceptual||Understand||Understand the environmental influences such as climate change, conflict and migration on the health of populations|
|Conceptual||Apply||Demonstrate the application of knowledge to specific scenarios to devise appropriate solutions to global health challenges|
|Factual||Remember||Describe demographic, epidemiologic and nutritional transitions and how each relates to the other|
|Factual||Remember||Describe the global burden of disease in relation to maternal, newborn and child health, communicable and non-communicable diseases|