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Global Public Health (Module)

Module description

This module, open to students registered on the Master of Public Health, and other appropriate Masters level programmes, aims to introduce and develop key issues in global public health. The module will enable students to understand causes and manifestations of global inequalities in health, and to propose and critically evaluate local and international policies aimed at addressing these, as well as interventions that aim to reduce them.

On completion of this module students will be able to:

  • understand the global burden of disease
  • describe the global determinants of morbidity and mortality
  • critically evaluate policies and interventional strategies to address global inequalities in health
  • critically appraise published research of global health problems and interventions aimed at addressing these
  • clearly explain the concept of globalisation and impacts on health
  • clearly explain the concept of health as a human right and theories of social justice and health equity.

Staff information

Not applicable

Teaching pattern

Formal lectures, group discussions and other activities

Module assessment - more information

Not applicable

Key information

Module code 7MHPH019

Credit level 7

Assessment presentation/s written examination/s

Credit value 15

Semester Semester 2 (spring)

Study abroad module No