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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Social and Political Science : Postgrad (School of Social and Political Studies)

Postgraduate Course: Global Politics of Public Health (IPHP11003)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Social and Political Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course examines how health policy is increasingly being shaped beyond the level of the nation state. It offers a detailed examination of the institutions of global health politics, focusing on the emerging importance of international and supranational institutions and other global actors in the development of health policy. The course examines contemporary challenges confronting the World Health Organization, the influence of organisations created to promote trade and the increased involvement of non-state actors in health policy, and the course addresses the expanded roles of the commercial sector and civil society.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 176 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One 4,000 word essay.
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No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Explore the implications of increased institutional pluralism within global health, mapping changes associated with the rise of key new actors
  2. Critically assess the ability of the World Health Organization to fulfil its mandate
  3. Critically appraise key initiatives in global health governance, such as the rise of global health partnerships, the WHO Framework Convention on
  4. Critically assess the increasing significance of the commercial sector and civil society in global health policy
  5. Examine challenges to promoting policy coherence across global health, development and trade agendas
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Anuj Kapilashrami
Tel: (0131 6)50 3939
Email: Anuj.Kapilashrami@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Kate Ferguson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5122
Email: kate.ferguson@ed.ac.uk
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