BSc Public Health (Distance/Blended Learning)

Year of entry: 2023

Course unit details:
Global Health Y2

Course unit fact file
Unit code POPH20022
Credit rating 20
Unit level Level 2
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Available as a free choice unit? No


This unit will explore globalisation and its impacts on health.  We will explore the impact of economy on health policies and practice, and vice versa i.e. "health is wealth".  We will explore alternative approaches to maximise the potential benefit from specific enquiry, to improve the way in which health care is provided with rising globalisation. 


The unit aims to: develop the students' basic understanding of globalisation, the economy and public health.

Learning outcomes

Category of Outcome Students will be able to:
Knowledge and understanding

A1 Understand and apply alternative approaches to maximise the potential benefit from scientific enquiry, to improve the way in which health care is provided, internationall.

A2 Define health and ill-health and understand the underlying principles behind inequalities in health, internationally.

A3 Understand the principles of globalisaton on public health and the economy.

Intellectual skills

B1 Identify and evaluate the evidence required for health policy and practice

B2 Identify the impact on health on the wealth of a nation to the individual

Practical skills

C1 Find existing sources of evidence relevant to clinical and non-clinical health questions

C2 Be able to critically appraise common research designs and assess the published literature

Transferable skills and personal qualities D1 Reflect of global health principles and applications 
D2 Develop communication skills to implement global health interventions


Teaching and learning methods

The majority of the course will be through elearning which will include required and additional learning,. self-tests and discussion boards.  There will be 5 webinars that will be recoded to allow synchronous and asynchornous learning. 

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Oral assessment/presentation 100%

Feedback methods

Discussion boards will provide consolidation exercises to provide feedback for the ILOs

Recommended reading

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Seminars 5
Independent study hours
Independent study 195

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Arpana Verma Unit coordinator

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