Postgraduate Course: Public Health Policy & Global Change (IPHP11001)
|School||School of Social and Political Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Globalisation involves challenges to key features of the traditional public health disciplinary base, population focus and policy orientation. These challenges must be understood by practitioners because they shape the way in which public health questions are formulated and the social relevance of public health responses. The course will provide an introduction to global challenges to key public health concepts such as health, health equity and models of epidemiology, and to the public health powers and responsibilities of governments.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| By the end of the course students will be able to:-
1) Critically assess the normative basis of public health and its historical emphasis on health inequalities.
2) Understand and assess a conceptual framework for analysing the health policy process.
3) Critically examine key debates concerning globalisation and examine its diverse implications for public health.
4) Understand competing conceptions of power and authority and their significance in health policy.
5) Examine the changing roles of the state and market actors and their implications for public health.
6) Critically examine the role of epidemiology in public health policy.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Mr David Price
Tel: (0131 6)51 3965
|Course secretary||Ms Clare Nisbet
Tel: (0131 6)50 6200