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Module Code: DPH312
Module Title: Global Public Health
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Health and Environmental Science
Pre-requisites: N/A
DPH312 Global Public Health explores the theories, perspectives, methods and evidence pertaining to the health and well-being of global populations. Students learn about the methods for measuring the health of populations, consider analytic tools for decision-making, and evaluate the evidentiary basis for interventions, programmes, and policies. The module focuses on health conditions of major public health importance, their social, economic, and political determinants and consequences, and the population-based interventions responses to these challenges structured through communities, national health systems as well as international agencies, consortia, and alliances.
Learning outcomes 
Students completing the module successfully should be able to:

A. Assess the global burden of disease in multiple dimensions and relate patterns of health and welfare disparity among these dimensions.

B. Critique the social, political and economic determinants playing a role in explaining unequal experiences of sickness and health.

C. Evaluate the effectiveness, efficiency and equity implications of population-based responses to conditions affecting global populations

D. Compare the structure and governance of institutions addressing global health challenges
Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures, seminars and private study.
Week 1 – Introduction to the module; Global health and health transitions

Week 2 – Measuring the global burden of disease

Week 3 – Determinants of health I: Socio-economic

Week 4 – Determinants of health II: Political and Cultural

Week 5 – Global health payers and players

Week 6 – The health of children and mothers


Week 8 – Noncommunicable diseases and aging

Week 9 – The environmental and occupational contexts of health

Week 10 – Infectious diseases of global concern

Week 11 – Globalisation and health

Week 12 – Health and human rights

Week 13 – Global health priorities

Week 14 - REVISION

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26  26        98  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Social Media Participation 15.00
2 Seminar Presentation 15.00
3 Case Study 30.00
4 Final Essay 40.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 12/8/2019 3:34:14 AM