London, United Kingdom

Global Health: Local and International Perspectives

when 26 June 2023 - 14 July 2023
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 2350

This module serves as an introduction to core concepts in Global Health. Through a multidisciplinary approach students learn about the way in which the health of the individual is shaped by socio-political forces. Each week students evaluate a major cause of ill health in developed and developing countries and the role of key actors that influence health.

Course leader

Shivani Singh is a teaching fellow with the Institute for Global Health. She teaches on a variety of interdisciplinary courses around health, politics, and qualitative methodology.

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 2350: 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.