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Postgraduate Course: Global Health (GMED11080)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaGeneral Courses (Medicine) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionHealth is one of the most important challenges facing developing countries. Despite considerable medical advances, over 6 million people die each year from malaria, HIV/AIDS, and TB. Meanwhile, smoking and obesity, traditionally viewed as problems associated with "industrialised" countries, are now significant public health problems in developing countries. Good health is essential for economic development and poverty reduction, and therefore tackling disease and ill health is of global importance. This course discusses some of the common global health problems taking examples from various countries. It discusses potential and strategies to deal with the global burden of disease.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 60 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
At the completion of the course the candidate should:
Understand the common and important illnesses threatening the population at a global level
Understand the key organisations involved in global health strategies
Have an appreciation of the medical impact of environmental disasters and the strategies to deal with this
Understand various wide ranging strategies to deal with global health issues.
Assessment Information
Formal summative written assessment will constitute 50% of the student's grade. Online assessment (discussion boards, group work (wikis), and participation in interactive activities) will constitute the other 50% of their overall course grade and is taken to represent a formative assessment of learning throughout the programme (more details in programme proposal document).
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsGlobal Health, Developing Countries, Environmental Disasters
Contacts
Course organiserDr Liz Grant
Tel:
Email: Liz.Grant@ed.ac.uk
Course secretary
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