The module aims to give students a comprehensive knowledge and critique of key global health issues.
Topics will include:
Introduction to Global Health
- Introducing the United Nations, the World Health Organisation and the Sustainable Development Goals
- An introduction to Ethical principles in global health
- Outbreak investigation & notifiable disease surveillance seminar including aspects of outbreak/incident detection, identifying causes, risk communication and control strategies
- Resilience and the health responses in an emergency seminar (examining natural disasters, war, terrorism and pandemics in high, middle and low income settings)
- Urbanisation and ‘slum’ health seminar including the sociology and health problems and how to improve the health and welfare of these populations.
- City design to improve mental health and wellbeing seminar including
Food Security and the Right-to-food
- Challenges of global food security providing an understanding of the elements contributing to the food security agenda to provide affordable, safe and nutritious food within a global perspective
- What is Agri-health and why is it important?
- Identifying the responsibilities of states regarding the right to food and global barriers impacting on those who want to feed themselves as well as the global progress of legislating the right to food
Gender Equality and Health Services
- Universal coverage and accessibility to health services
- Gender equality
- The magnitude and economic and health-related consequences of medical tourism
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
- Understand the global burden of disease and social determinants of health.
- Identify key global health issues relating to health protection, health improvement and health services.
- Formulate possible solutions to global health issues.
- Evaluate the health effects of an event, policy, programme or project in a global context.
Duration: 4.5 days of lectures + 167 hours of self-directed learning
Module Code: MD999
Group Oral Presentation (20%) Poster Presentation (80%)
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