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Postgraduate Course: Reflections on Circular Health (BIME11162)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryCircular health is a novel construct, that aims to capture the wider influences on global health. This course challenges students to define and reflect upon the nature of health, not necessarily within a periodic framework, but within a four-dimensional space.
Course description This SCQF Level 11 distance-learning course is designed to promote a critical understanding of issues in the definition of health, and the external circular influences that impact upon the perception of global health.

The course will encourage students to explore the liminal transdisciplinary space between "health" and our understanding of the world around us and our place within it

The course will be delivered using the online Blackboard virtual learning environment with a combination of course materials and discussion boards.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. At the end of this course students will be able to: Create a range of resources, relevant to the discipline, through critical evaluation of available information from a wide variety of sources through the application of standardised and specialised techniques of enquiry.
  2. Provide an identifiable contribution to the development of new thinking regarding the circular nature of health, though the identification, conceptualisation and presentation of examples of circular health.
  3. Present an informed judgement, on a complex issue relating to the conceptualisation of circular health though integration of content from across (but not limited to) the global health and infectious diseases portfolio.
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
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.
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. They will also be expected to develop around one or more of the University of Edinburgh's graduate mindsets: enquiry and lifelong learning; aspiration and personal development; and outlook and engagement.
Special Arrangements Access to computer / internet
KeywordsCircular health,Global health,Infectious diseases
Course organiserDr Kim Picozzi
Tel: (0131 6)50 6257
Course secretaryMrs Dan Yan
Tel: (131 6)515470
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