Liverpool, United Kingdom

Challenges in Global Health

when 15 June 2020 - 3 July 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 EC

This module will introduce selected case studies which examine challenges in globally significant health issues. Each session will comprise a seminar in which a current challenge in human health is introduced and then evaluated via structured group discussion and debate. During these discussions, the focus will be on the latest improvements in our understandings of disease: causation, prevention and treatment.

From there, it will be discussed how these improvements in health research have ethical, economic, societal and global consequences. The content will adapt every year to reflect research being undertaken in Health and Life Sciences at the University of Liverpool.

Course leader

Dr Kelly Johnston

Course aim

This module aims to:

 To develop confidence in understanding and communicating complex ideas.

 To develop skills in research and collaborative learning.

 To enable informed evaluation of the consequences of improvements in our understanding of human health and disease in a broad global and societal context.

Credits info

5 EC
Credits are equivalent to 2.5 ECTS

Fee info

GBP 0: Module must be taken as part of a Week 1-3 or Week 1-6 International Summer School programme, so no individual module prices are available.