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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Deanery of Clinical Sciences : General Courses (Medicine)

Postgraduate Course: Global Health (GMED11080)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryHealth 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 60 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 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).
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No Exam Information
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.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsGlobal Health, Developing Countries, Environmental Disasters
Contacts
Course organiserDr Liz Grant
Tel:
Email: Liz.Grant@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryDr Beverly Roberts
Tel: (0131 6)50 3368
Email: beverly.roberts@ed.ac.uk
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