Students will undertake a range of modules including:
Introduction to Global Health
This introductory module to global health will explore contemporary health challenges within the context of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), differing health systems and policy approaches. The module provides a comprehensive understanding of the different political structures, actors, policies, economic systems and theories (such as the social determinants of health) underpinning global health initiatives, programmes and practices.
Researching Global Health
This module supports students in becoming researchers in the area of Global Health. Students will explore research methodologies, different forms of analysis, theoretical frameworks and research designs, as well as ethical considerations, evidence appraisal and audit. It re-introduces students to qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research design, investigating the strengths and weaknesses of the differing approaches. The module will explore appropriate ways of researching global health issues, using differing types of methodological designs and appropriate theoretical paradigms.
Leading Sustainable Change in Global Health
This module will focus on students developing skills to work with communities and incorporates some opportunities for reflection on Global Health competencies and skills for employability. The module will start from the perspective of self-awareness and critical reflection on issues such as unconscious bias and cultural competence as well as completion of a skills audit. The module will incorporate a broad range of theoretical perspectives including determinants of health, engagement and consensus decision making, community development, leadership and change management, lobbying, policy writing and evaluation and advocacy.
Interventions in Global Health
This module will build on the Introduction to Global Health module by exploring critical issues in global health in more depth. Using problem-based learning and case-studies, the module will enable students to critically appraise aspects such as sociological, psychological, political, legal, environmental, social, cultural, and spiritual factors that influence global health in different contexts. Students will gain an understanding of challenges that cross disciplines and borders, as well as the importance of transdisciplinary teamwork and systems thinking.
Global Health Dissertation
This module is a student-led, self-directed piece of work, which sees the student undertake an individual project from start to finish. This can be an empirical or non-empirical project utilising a variety of methods. This module provides an opportunity for students to utilise all their acquired knowledge and experience to undertake an individual project from start to finish employing a variety of methods. The student will conceive and execute the project with support from a suitably qualified staff member to guide their work, playing minimal consultative role.
The main responsibility lies with the student to organise their time, agree and meet interim deadlines with their supervisor and maintain contact and dialogue throughout. Students will choose a dissertation topic and approach that is relevant to their academic and/or vocational interests.
Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.