Postgraduate Course: Global Health: Mortality (EMND11030)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course examines mortality from a global health perspective - how deaths are investigated and how the information forthcoming is published and used.
The course content focusses upon the identification of sources of officially published mortality data, and developing a critical understanding of how these are compiled.
This will enable to students to:
1. To know and understand the main causes of natural and non-natural death and the criteria used to ascertain the manner of death
2. To identify trends and make comparisons between different medico-legal jurisdictions and suggest reasons and explanations for any observed differences
3. To critically understand how mortality data inform an understanding of health and how such data are used within health services.
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 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|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)
||Written assignment constituting 60% of the course mark.
Online assignment constituting 40% of the course mark.
||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.
Any student can post questions about the assignment and a response will be posted on the discussion board by the course tutor within 3 working days.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Develop, plan and execute a significant piece of research using a range of standard and specialised means of enquiry relating to global mortality.
- Undertake critical evaluation of a wide range of numerical data linked to global mortality.
- Communicate with peers from a range of audiences, regarding the critical evaluation of a wide range of health - related data, making informed judgements in situations when data is absence, incomplete or unreliable.
- Demonstrate a critical awareness of current issues in the subject area of global mortality.
|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.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||This course will be delivered online through Learn.
|Keywords||Mortality,Global Health,Infectious Diseases
|Course organiser||Dr Tim Squires
Tel: (0131 6)50 3160
|Course secretary||Mrs Dan Yan
Tel: (131 6)515470