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ME33GH: GLOBAL HEALTH AND HUMANITIES (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

Medicine is a global profession framed by forces going beyond national boundaries, such as food insecurity, human migration, climate change and conflict. It follows that medical education needs to keep pace with these changes and to ensure the next generation of doctors are aware of global issues, regardless of whether they choose to work in the UK or overseas. This awareness improves their critical thinking, enables them to empathise more with patients from diverse backgrounds, and strengthens their ability to understand the challenges faced by different types of health systems – and not just the NHS. Global health covers issues of health and healthcare across the world, and not just in developing countries.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Sohinee Bhattacharya

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Medicine (ME) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Medicine is a global profession framed by forces going beyond national boundaries, such as food insecurity, human migration, climate change and conflict. It follows that medical education needs to keep pace with these changes and to ensure the next generation of doctors are aware of global issues, regardless of whether they choose to work in the UK or overseas. This awareness improves their critical thinking, enables them to empathise more with patients from diverse backgrounds, and strengthens their ability to understand the challenges faced by different types of health systems – and not just the NHS. Global health covers issues of health and healthcare across the world, and not just in developing countries.

 

This module on Global Health and Humanities (GHH) represents the first of several initiatives planned at University of Aberdeen to enable medical students to graduate with this awareness. Global health involves diverse disciplines including humanities, social sciences and the arts. Beginning the integration of global health into the curriculum through the Medical Humanities block is thus entirely appropriate. The module will use the humanities as a lens or perspective to examine different aspects of global health and is intended for those who have no prior exposure to these topics as well as those who have some experiences.

 


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University week 13
  • 4 Lectures during University week s 13 - 15
  • 3 Lectures during University week s 16 - 17
  • 2 Lectures during University week 18
  • 1 Tutorial during University week 17

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
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Essay in the syle of a journal commentary summarising the pattern and 'causes' of the selected global health problem, and why this is 'more than a medical issue'.

Word Count 1500
Learning Outcomes
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Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
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Presentation using the PechaKucha technique of 20 images and key messages in 20 seconds per image (total of 6 mins 40 secs) on why the selected global health problem is 'more than a medical issue'.

Learning Outcomes
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Reflective Report

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

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