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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences : Global Health

Postgraduate Course: Global Health Epidemiology (GLHE11047)

This course will be closed from 13 January 2017

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis module will consider some research aspects of important topics in International Health, including burden of disease estimation, links between disease burden and investment, research ethics, gender issues and international development. The student will gain some experience of global health issues through considering some contemporary challenges in global health climate change, antimicrobial resistance, emerging infections / pandemics / refugee health.
Course description This module will consider some research aspects of important topics in International Health, including burden of disease estimation, links between disease burden and investment, research ethics, gender issues and international development. The student will gain some experience of global health issues through considering some contemporary challenges in global health climate change, antimicrobial resistance, emerging infections / pandemics / refugee health.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Students will be responsible for their computer equipment and internet access.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Course Start Date 01/08/2016
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 5, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 1, Online Activities 35, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 5, Formative Assessment Hours 5, Revision Session Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 46 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Formal summative written assessment will constitute 60% of the student's grade. Online assessment will incorporate a variety of activities and will constitute 40% of the overall course grade and is taken to represent a formative assessment of learning throughout the programme.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. To understand and be able to critically discuss the main results and the methods employed in estimating Global Burden of Disease
  2. To understand and be able to critically discuss research ethics considerations in global health research
  3. To understand and be able to critically discuss research issues on gender and global health / development
  4. To understand and be able to critically discuss some contemporary challenges in global health climate change, antimicrobial resistance, emerging infections / pandemics / refugee health
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements This course will be taught entirely by online distance learning, using the virtual learning environment Learn as the delivery platform. Course materials are protected by secure username and password access that will be made available to registered users.
KeywordsGlobal health, burden of disease, international health
Contacts
Course organiserProf Harry Campbell
Tel: (0131 6)50 3218
Email: H.Campbell@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Sarah Gordon
Tel: (0131 6)51 7112
Email: Sarah.Gordon@ed.ac.uk
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