MSc Global Health
Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
Ethics, Human Rights and Health
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Full year|
|Offered by||Humanitarian Conflict Response Institute|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
Provide students knowledge on the contestable principles of health care ethics and human rights and their impact on health policy, program and practice.
Students will also gain knowledge in recognising the ethical dilemmas of gender, sexuality, displacement and power.
Reflect on the ethical dilemmas of foreign-led health care delivery in conflict areas.
Understand the principles and legal frameworks of human rights, ethics and health.
Apply the human rights approach to critically evaluate public health policy and practice.
Understand how the human rights framework acts as a means of highlighting rights violations, a guide for integrating rights in practice on multiple levels, and a means of seeking redress when rights are violated.
Gain insights into how to practically use public health ethical and human rights frameworks in professional practice.
Knowledge and understanding
- Understand the basic principles of health care ethics and human rights
- Understand the role of gender, sexuality, ethnicity and power in the uptake and delivery of health care programs
- Recognise the ethical and human rights dilemmas in health care to illegal/undocumented/displaced populations
- Understand the ethical and human rights dilemmas of foreign-led health care delivery
- Re-think the approach to public health policy and programs using ethical and human rights tools
- Reflect on their own position and practice as health care providers in resource poor settings
Transferable skills and personal qualities
- Health policy and program analysis
Contribution to Discussion Board - 10%
Creation of Group Wiki - 15%
Final Essay - 75%
Please note that these units are intensive 8-week short courses, predominately independent-study, with no face-to-face learning