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BSc Public Health (Distance/Blended Learning) / Course details
Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
Global Health Y1
|Unit level||Level 1|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
This unit will explore what we mean by health from a global perspective. We will explore the difference between global and international health including the history and theories that underpin health policies and practice. We will explore alternative approaches to maximise the potential benefit from scientific enquiry, to improve the way in which health care is provided. We will define health and ill-health and understand the underlying principles behind inequalities in health, globally.
The unit aims to: develop the students’ basic understanding of international health, including understanding the potential benefit from scientific enquiry, to improve the way in which health care is provided globally.
|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, internationally.
A2 Define health and ill-health and understand the underlying principles behind inequalities in health, internationally.
|Intellectual skills||B1 Identify and evaluate the evidence required for health policy and practice|
|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 on global health principles and applications
D2 Develop communication skills to implement global health interventions
- Reflect on the history of global health principles and scientific enquiry learning from the past
- Demonstrate the difference between global and international health
- Evaluate the evidence required for global health policies and practices
- Define healthcare and PH systems nationally and internationally
- Understand the underlying principles that cause inequalities in health
- Understand how health policies and practices can reduce inequalities in health
- Understand the equity / inequality trade off
- Understand how SDGs were developed from the Millennium Development Goals
- Interpret the SDGs through a PH lens
- Find existing sources of evidence to understand global health
- Evaluate the principles for improving health of global populations
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 recorded to allow synchronous and asynchronous learning.
- Analytical skills
- Oral communication
- Written communication
|Formative assessment task||Length||Feedback method||Weighting within unit|
|Discussion boards||N/A||Written feedback||0%|
|Summative assessment task||Length||Feedback method||Weighting within unit|
|Recorded presentation of a global health topic||10 minutes||Written feedback||100%|
- Students will be provided with personalised feedback on their recorded presentation of a global health topic.
- Further opportunities for formative feedback (on non-assessed work) will also be provided during the course unit.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Independent study hours|
|Steph Mitchell||Unit coordinator|
For every 20 course unit credits we expect students to work for around 200 hours. This time generally includes any contact times (online, recorded and live), but also independent study, work for coursework, and group work. This amount is only a guidance and individual study time will vary.