Postgraduate Course: Globalisation and health (EMND11009)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course aims to promote an understanding of the impact of globalisation on the epidemiology of infectious diseases. Issues such as increased urbanisation, population mobility, and erosion of traditional systems, the global village and climate change will be addressed.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Students will be required to have regular access to a networked computer, and will be responsible for providing their own computing equipment and consumables.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Online Activities 25,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Formal summative written assessment will constitute 60% of the student's grade. Online assessment will incorporate a variety of activities will constitute 40% of their overall course grade and is taken to represent a formative assessment of learning throughout the programme.
|No Exam Information
| At the completion of this course the candidate should appreciate the concept of globalisation and the aspects associated with new challenges in control and surveillance of infectious diseases, including:
* Travel and trade related geographical spread of diseases
* Illegal imports and associated risks
* International law, regulations and trade restrictions
* Global environmental changes (climate warming, deforestation/ land clearance, water supply) and the (re-)emergence of infectious diseases
* Population mobility (displaced people, long term migration), urbanisation and infectious diseases
* International pharmaceutical trade and the effect on generic licensing and price differences according to consumer purchase power
* International disease reporting and surveillance systems
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||This course will be taught entirely by distance learning, using the virtual learning environment of Learn as the delivery platform. Course materials are protected by a secure username and password. These access details are made available to registered users only.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||This course will be delivered online through Learn.
|Course organiser||Dr Kim Picozzi
Tel: (0131 6)50 6257
|Course secretary||Miss Fiona Brodie
Tel: (0131 6)51 5997