BSc Global Health (intercalated) / Course details

Year of entry: 2023

Course description

BSc Global Health is designed for medical students who want to prepare themselves to be a global doctor, by enhancing their knowledge about the inter-connectedness of health and its determinants.

This course analyses the impact of major social, economic, political, cultural, and environmental factors on health challenges, such as the global epidemic in HIV/AIDS, chronic diseases, trauma in developing countries, tropical diseases and the emergence and rapid spread of infectious diseases.

Special features

This course is offered by the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) at The University of Manchester, which brings together the disciplines of medicine and humanities, as well the expertise of academics and practitioners.

As an HCRI student, you will further benefit from the comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach in teaching and research, as well as individual tutorial and supervision from academics from a wide range of disciplines including Emergency Medicine, Political Science, International Relations, History, Medical Anthropology, Disaster Management, and Global Health.

Course content for year 3

Course units for year 3

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Dissertation and Research Methods HCRI30000 40 Mandatory
Introduction to Global Health HCRI30021 20 Mandatory
Diseases in Developing Countries HCRI30042 20 Mandatory
War, Migration and Health HCRI30032 20 Optional
Ethical Decision-Making Under Pressure HCRI30061 20 Optional
Practical Approaches to Researching Disasters and Conflict HCRI30111 20 Optional
Disaster Mobilities of Climate Change HCRI30632 20 Optional
The Anthropology of Health and Wellbeing SOAN30251 20 Optional

Disability support

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