Run by School of Health Sciences
20 Credits or 10 ECTS Credits
Organiser: Dr Simon Bishop
Overall aims and purpose
The module aims to provide students with the opportunity to explore, understand and engage with the factors that influence the health and well-being of individuals and populations around the world, paying particular attention to issues affecting the developing world.
The module will engage with a broad range of topics related to global health, including:
- The Millennium Development Goals, Sustainable Development Goals, Global Health Strategy and the Global Development Report
- Major communicable diseases affecting the global population, primarily HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and viral hepatitis
- Neglected diseases affecting resource-poor populations, primarily in the tropics
- Non-communicable diseases in the context of world major health issues, including their scale, determinants and trends
- Links between social, economic and health inequalities
- The impact of globalisation on human development and wellbeing due to trade, climate change, resource depletion and pollution
- The health needs and implications for refugees and asylum seekers, and the health consequences of human trafficking
- The health impacts of international conflicts, poverty, hunger and education services from a global perspective
- The consequences of climate change, resource depletion and pollution on health
- Organisations involved in international health matters eg United Nations, WHO, World Bank, Gates Foundation, OXFAM, Save the Children, UNICEF, and other national and international agencies
C- to C+
C- to C+ Grade: To achieve a 'pass’ on the module, students will be required to demonstrate reasonable knowledge and understanding of key topics related to global health, and to demonstrate some evidence of critical analysis. This will need to be supported by appropriate literature.
B- to B+ Grade: To achieve a ‘good pass’ on the module, students will be required to demonstrate a broad understanding of global health and the ability to explore and analyse key topics in depth. This will need to be supported by a good range of appropriate literature.
A- to A+ Grade: To achieve an ‘excellent pass’ on the module, students will be required to demonstrate a thorough and comprehensive understanding of global health, and the ability to critically analyse key topics in considerable depth. This will need to be supported by a comprehensive range of appropriate literature.
Analyse the major health issues facing human populations globally.
Critically discuss the impact of globalisation on human health and wellbeing.
Critically evaluate the biological, geographical, environmental, political, economic and cultural factors associated with health and illness at a global level.
Synthesise a critical understanding of international policies and initiatives, including those developed through the United Nations, WHO and other agencies, to address global health problems.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
12 x 1-hour seminars designed around problem-based learning in order to facilitate the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
160 hours of private study supported by e-mail contact with tutors and online resources.
12 x 2-hour lectures utilising face-to-face delivery of key content in order to inform students and signpost them towards areas for independent study.
1 x 1-hour tutorials to cement learning and address key issues of student concern.
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
Resource implications for students
Talis Reading listhttp://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/nhs-4445.html
Reading lists will be available and updated via Talis for each academic year.