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Global Health & Social Justice (Module)

Module description

Develop and increase your understanding of the glo­bal health challenges within larger political, social, cultural and economic contexts. On this module, you will learn about working together with people from different fields of expertise and to solve real global health problems experienced by professionals in the field. It may also bring opportunities to engage with the research and international development activities of the King’s Centre for Global Health and to be exposed to NGOs, the Parliament and other institutions.

The module is taught by King’s academics, and based on a 15 credit King's undergraduate module. It comprises 150 study hours, including teaching time, independent study and group work. A detailed timetable for this module will be available on KEATS from June 2020.

Learning outcomes and objectives

By the end of the module, you should have:

  • Expanded your knowledge of key conditions and risk factors contributing to the global burden of disease, and global institutions and policies and the organisation of health systems.
  • Gained an understanding of disparities in health care between countries.
  • Debated the process of globalisation, poverty reduction, social determinants of health, health inequity, trade, human rights, migration, environment and conflict.
  • Developed an inter-disciplinary approach to understanding global health, drawing upon expertise of social science, public health, law and health sciences.
  • Explored a variety of career options relating to global health and development.

Staff information

Taught by the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine, Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy, King's College London


Teaching pattern

  • Lectures
  • Seminars and tutorials
  • Private study

Module assessment - more information

  • One learning journal of 500 words (10%)
  • One essay of 1,500 words (50%)
  • A1 poster - presentation (15%) and group mark (25%)

Key information

Module code 4ZSS0117

Credit level 4

Assessment coursework presentation/s

Credit value Classes can often be taken for credit towards degrees at other institutions, and are examined to university standards. To receive credit for King's summer classes, contact your home institution to ask them to award external credit. This class is equivalent to an undergraduate degree module and usually awarded 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS.

Semester summer session 1

Study abroad module No