Postgraduate Course: Global Citizenship (BIME11031)
|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 asks the question "What does being a global citizen mean?"
Global citizenship is the concept of citizenship on a global level. It includes moral and ethical perspectives and informs how individuals and groups engage with, and participate in, the wider global community. This course is intended to encourage participants to question the assumptions behind the concept of what it means to be a 'global citizen' and asks how we might understand it given the varied legal, political, social, religious and cultural dimensions of the contemporary world. To what extent should the rights, duties and responsibilities of individuals and communities be determined by a global perspective? The course aims to equip students from various degree programmes with the tools to understand and interpret their own particular disciplines within this global perspective.
This course is intended to encourage participants to question the assumptions behind the concept of what it means to be a 'global citizen' and asks how we might understand it given the varied legal, political, social, religious and cultural dimensions of the contemporary world. To what extent should the rights, duties and responsibilities of individuals and communities be determined by a global perspective?
The course aims to equip students from various degree programmes with the tools to understand and interpret their own particular disciplines within this global perspective.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| This is an elective course offered to students enrolled on a participating Masters/Diploma/Certificate programme.
|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 2021/22, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
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.
||Summative assessment consists of a written element, worth 60% of the total mark, and an online element worth 40%. In both cases, comprehensive written feedback is provided individually with 15 working days of the assessment deadline. Students are expected to reflect on their feedback, to seek additional clarification if appropriate, and to use this to improve on future assignments of a similar nature.
Formative assessment consists of discussion around what is expected of each piece of assessed work for the course. This is conducted in an open discussion forum for all students to contribute to and provides an opportunity to clearly understand the key requirements for each assignment before submission.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Critically understand and present the assumptions underlying different perspectives on global citizenship.
- Communicate with peers regarding the concept of globalization and citizenship following a critical review and consolidation of the available literature.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the 'responsibilities, obligations and rights' derived from citizenship and apply these to a global scale.
- Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of how a concept of global citizenship can apply to Global Health.
|Much of the focus of this course will be driven through student engagement. Resources will be provided as a starting point from which it is expected that students will begin to develop their own reading lists and share this information with others.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||The course will provide opportunities for students to develop their skills in critical thinking and self-reflection, and in their ability to communicate effectively with others through the emphasis placed upon the discursive aspect of the course.
The course will provide opportunities for students -developed skills in research and enquiry to identify and creatively tackle problems, and to seek out opportunities for learning.
Depending on the specific focus of the course as developed by individual student, they can expect to develop their skills in one or more of the graduate skill sets.
||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.
|Keywords||Global Citizenship,Global health,Infectious diseases
|Course organiser||Dr Tim Squires
Tel: (0131 6)50 3160
|Course secretary||Miss Fiona Brodie
Tel: (0131 6)51 5997