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.
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.
Lecture and discussion, tutorials, debates and videos.