Global Health Politics, Policy and Strategy

Module code: POPP 5025

Module description

The overall aim of the module is to enable students to develop a critical understanding of global health issues, politics, strategies and policies. Its specific aims are to:

  1. Identify the key global health issues of today (for example communicable and non-communicable diseases) and analyse the major threats to health (including, bioterrorism, climate change, poverty and inequality, neo-liberalism and corporate power).
  2. Explore what can and should be done to improve health and wellbeing, prevent disease, and promote 'healthy development'.
  3. Analyse the role of international organisations (including international agencies, NGOs and transnational corporations) and processes (such as partnerships, inter-agency relationships and programmes)
  4. Evaluate the key global and regional strategies for health
  5. Investigate the health problems of particular regions of the world and how they are being/could be addressed (eg: Africa, Europe, Latin America)
  6. From a global perspective, explore the design of healthcare systems and strategies for reform

Contact hours per student per year

  • Lectures/Seminars: 33 hours


  • Essay: 75%
  • Presentation and Report: 25%

Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books

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