London, United Kingdom

Global Health: Local and International Perspectives

when 24 June 2024 - 12 July 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 2585

This module serves as an introduction to core concepts in global health. Through a multidisciplinary approach, students learn about how individual health is shaped by socio-political forces. Each week students discuss the big topics in global health including climate change, pandemics, non-communicable diseases, and health systems. Thinking about power and inequality, we examine these issues using examples from around the globe.

Course leader

Shivani Singh

Target group

This is a level one module (equivalent to first year undergraduate). No prior subject knowledge is required for this module but students are expected to have a keen interest in the area.

Course aim

Upon successful completion of this module, students will:

Have developed an understanding of the relationship between the health of the individual and their socio-political circumstances
Understand the impact of international and national actors on health at local level, and how health policy is developed
Understand the different types of health systems, using case studies from around the globe
Understand major theoretical debates within the discipline, and be able to engage with the literature
Be able to define key terms and concepts around health, poverty, and inequality, and have developed critical analysis skills through workshops and presentations.

Credits info

7.5 EC
7.5 ECTS / 4 US / 15 UCL

Fee info

GBP 2585: Students joining us for six weeks (two modules) will receive a tuition fee discount.
GBP : Students are welcome to apply for accommodation at a UCL summer residence.

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