COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH
Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Professions

Module

Global Public Health and Environment

Module titleGlobal Public Health and Environment
Module codeHPDM033
Academic year2021/2
Credits15
Module staff

Dr Cornelia Guell (Lecturer)

Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks

9

Number students taking module (anticipated)

20

Description - summary of the module content

Module description

This module introduces the concept of global health and explores worldwide health improvement/inequality reduction. Real world examples will be utilised to explore a range of public health issues of global importance from a variety of perspectives, within the context of environmental change and its predicted health impacts at both a global and a local, place-specific, level.

No pre-requisites or specialist knowledge are required to undertake this module, which is well suited to interdisciplinary learning. Delivery is via four focused days of expert-led small group learning, interspersed by personal study undertaken at your own pace and supported by our internet resources.

Module aims - intentions of the module

You will develop a critical understanding of contemporary global public health in the context of unprecedented environmental change from multiple perspectives. The module aims to equip individuals with advanced knowledge, understanding and skills to protect and improve health and address inequalities.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

ILO: Module-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 1. Demonstrate critical appraisal of the contemporary theories and concepts that underpin the environmental and social determinants of global health and health inequalities
  • 2. Explain, utilising pertinent global health examples, approaches that can be employed to measure and improve population health in the context of environmental change

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 3. Critically analyse and evaluate the health evidence, policies and practice that relate to the global health landscape and associated healthcare systems

ILO: Personal and key skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 4. Evidence an applied and evidence-based approach to practice

Syllabus plan

Syllabus plan

Whilst the module's precise content may vary from year to year, an example of an overall structure is as follows:

Global health definitions, worldwide public health profile and health inequalities

Global burden of disease – communicable and non-communicable diseases

Impact of environmental change on global health, including disaster response

Communicating with the public

Place specific, real-world examples

Learning and teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
201300

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning & teaching activities20All student taught sessions. Face-to-face scheduled lectures may be replaced by short pre-recorded videos for each topic (15-20 minutes) and/or brief overview lectures delivered via MS Teams/Zoom, with learning consolidated by self-directed learning resources and ELE activities. - Small-group discussion in tutorials and seminars may be replaced by synchronous group discussion on Teams/ Zoom; or asynchronous online discussion, for example via Yammer or ELE Discussion board - Workshops involving face-to-face classroom teaching may be replaced by synchronous sessions on Teams/Zoom; or Asynchronous workshop activities supported with discussion forum
Guided independent study30Session preparation and follow up work utilising resources provided on ELE
Guided independent study100Reading and assignment preparation

Assessment

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Class discussions and small group work activitiesEach taught session1-4Facilitator and peer feedback in class. Feedback may be provided via synchronous or asynchronous online discussion.
Facilitator and peer feedback on the oral presentationOral feedback and one point from each student on what went well and what could be improved1-4Facilitator and peer feedback in class. Feedback may be provided via synchronous or asynchronous online discussion.

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
75025

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Global development presentation. Presentations (e.g. PowerPoint-based presentation to group in face-to-face setting) may be replaced by PowerPoint-based presentation to the group using Teams/Zoom; or submission of a narrated PowerPoint. 257-8 minutes + Q+A1-4Written
Global development report 752000 Words1-4Written
0
0
0
0

Re-assessment

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Global development presentation (25%) Presentations (e.g. PowerPoint-based presentation to group in face-to-face setting) may be replaced by PowerPoint-based presentation using Teams/Zoom; or submission of a narrated PowerPoint.Global development presentation to facilitators only (7-8 minutes + Q&A)1-4Typically within six weeks of the result
Global development report (75%)Global development report (2000 words)1-4Typically within six weeks of the result

Re-assessment notes

This module in its entirety is condonable in accordance with TQA 8.6. 

 

In accordance with TQA 11.2.3; where a student fails part of the assessment on a module, but passes the module as a whole, the module will be deemed to have been passed and referral will not be applicable.

 

Resources

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

Donaldson L and Scally G. (2009). Donaldsons' Essential Public Health. 3rd Revised Edition London: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd.

Rayner G and Lang T. (2012). Ecological Public Health. Oxon: Routledge.

White F, Stallones L and Last J. (2013). Global Public Health – Ecological Foundations. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

ELE – College to provide hyperlink to appropriate pages

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

Please see ELE for up to date electronic resources - College to provide a hyperlink to appropriate pages.

Module has an active ELE page

Key words search

Global health, global public health, ecological public health, public health, health, human health, population health, disease, environment, environmental change, climate change, disaster.

Credit value15
Module ECTS

7.5

Module pre-requisites

None

Module co-requisites

None

NQF level (module)

7

Available as distance learning?

No

Origin date

15/12/2015

Last revision date

30/07/2020