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Postgraduate Course: Global Citizenship (BIME11031)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Biomedical 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
SummaryThis 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.
Course description 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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations 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 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Course Start Date 08/08/2022
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 98 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
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.
Feedback 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
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Critically understand and present the assumptions underlying different perspectives on global citizenship.
  2. Communicate with peers regarding the concept of globalization and citizenship following a critical review and consolidation of the available literature.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the 'responsibilities, obligations and rights' derived from citizenship and apply these to a global scale.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of how a concept of global citizenship can apply to Global Health.
Reading List
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.
Additional Information
Course URL http://www.globalhealth.mvm.ed.ac.uk/InfectiousDiseases/home.html
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.
Special Arrangements 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.
KeywordsGlobal Citizenship,Global health,Infectious diseases
Contacts
Course organiserDr Tim Squires
Tel: (0131 6)50 3160
Email: Tim.Squires@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Dan Yan
Tel: (131 6)515470
Email: Dan.Yan@ed.ac.uk
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