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Module Code: DPH208
Module Title: Social Perspectives of Public Health V: Health and Development
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2017/18
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Health and Environmental Science
Pre-requisites: N/A
This Module will present the basic theories and concepts of health and economic development and will demonstrate how health and development are inextricably linked. The sociocultural, politico-economic and ecological factors involved in processes of health and development will be examined in this module.
Learning outcomes 
A Examine the relationship between health and economic development.

B Critically appraise the concept of a deterministic relationship between economic growth and population health.

C Analyse and reflect on the concept and discourse of “poverty”.

D Assess the ways in which economic development can be harmful to human health.

E Differentiate normative development from sustainable human development.

F Critically evaluate the intended and unintended consequences of development interventions on population health.

G Plan recommendations for economic development interventions that will improve population health.

Method of teaching and learning 
Lecture and discussion, tutorials, debates and videos.
Part I Concepts of Health and Development

Week 1 Principles of Development Studies

Overview of foundational principles of development studies and the “periods of development”.

Week 2 The Development of Development Models from Needs-based to Multidimensionality

Critical examination of the models of development from needs-based approaches to assets-based approaches to the Millennium Development Goals and Sen's model of multi-dimensionality.

Week 3 Post-Development and Critical Development Theory

Introduction to the post-development theorists and critiques of normative development.

Week 4 The Historical Economic Rationale for Improved Health

Overview of historical discourse on the importance of a healthy population to economic productivity.

Week 5 Economic Growth & Health

Examination of how development can affect health and how health can affect development.

Critique of the “wealthier is healthier” discourse with an examination of how economic growth and increased GDP may or may not affect population health.

Week 6 Economic Growth and Increased Inequality

Economic growth is usually not evenly distributed throughout a population. Examination of how economic growth can increase inequality and compromise health.

Week 7 Problematising “poverty”

Critical analysis of the normative construction of “poverty” and how this construction has been related to health, as well as how the concept of poverty may hinder health care equity by obscuring larger political economic factors.

Part II Critical Development: How Development Affects Health

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26  26  3      95  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Debates (2X) 10.00
2 Essays (Three 1000+ Word Essays) 30.00
3 Presentation (Oral) 20.00
4 Final Essay(4,000+ Word Revision Of Essays Plus Introduction And Conclusion) Introduction And Conclusion) 40.00

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