15 July 2016
Global Health & Social Justice
As the human race drives cutting-edge technology, knowledge and dramatic globalisation ever forward, much of the world has been left behind, unable to access adequate food, water, sanitation, healthcare or education. Diseases now easily cross borders, markets offer growth with volatility, cultures are interconnected and the global workforce is migrating on an ever-increasing scale. But alongside greater prosperity, inequality and instability continue to rise.
Global health, focusing on health and the social, economic, political and cultural forces in the world that shape it, has never been so important. Drawing crucial perspectives from the natural and social sciences and the humanities, it considers issues ranging from migration, conflict, human rights, trade and access to medicines.
As a student on this module you will join others from a range of backgrounds and disciplines to increase your understanding of the global health challenges that affect us all.
You will explore the history of aid, examine current trends and think critically about the latest global health developments. Visits to the British Parliament, a non-governmental organisation and the Department for International Development will complement interactive lectures, debates and tutorials with vital problem-solving components to give you a strong grounding in this dynamic discipline.
Students from any disciplines are welcome.
By the end of this module you will:
- Learn to work together with people from different fields of expertise and to solve real global health problems;
- Understand the complexities and different contexts of global health and be inspired to follow global health developments and think critically about the changing world;
The course may also bring opportunities to engage with research and international development activities through the King's Global Health Centre and to be exposed to NGOs, Parliament and other institutions.
Many of our students get credit for the summer modules taken at King’s. You should approach your home university before applying as it is up to them to apply the credit to your degree programme. We would recommend a three week module would be equivalent to 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS.
GBP 1590: Tuition fee only