Build knowledge and experience about global challenges in public health and the distribution of disease and detriments of health in populations around the world.
1 starting date
- Duration: 12 weeks
- Fees: £1,080 (£1,430 for overseas students)
- Course credits: 15
- Occurs: Wednesday and Friday
- Course code: PHM003
- Location: Northampton Square
- Application deadline:
Global Health Professional Development Course Course overview
This Global health course focuses on identifying and assessing challenges in public health from a global perspective and provides you with a platform for education and research about health challenges facing the world's populations, particularly in populations burdened by poverty.
The overarching aim of the principles of global health is to contribute to a reduction of the global burden of disease. The focus of this course is on the distribution and determinants of health, diseases and injuries in populations with different social, economic and cultural characteristics, and on maternal and child health.
Who is it for?
This course will benefit those wishing to expand their knowledge and expertise in global public health, and the detriments and spread of disease throughout populations worldwide.
JAN: Wednesday 18 and 25 January 2023
FEB: Wednesday 1, 8 and 15 February 2023
MAR: Wednesday 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 March 2023
(Attendance: on campus)
JAN: Friday 20 and 27 January 2023
FEB: Friday 3, 10 and 17 February 2023
MAR: Friday 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 March 2023
The key takeaway from this course is a deeper understanding of health challenges – in particular those faced by populations burdened by poverty.
On completion, you may take forward the credits from this course onto a PGCert, PGDip or MSc programme at City.
This short course module is designed to be flexible in allowing you to study and reach your goals at your own pace. Our health CPD courses are credit-bearing modules that contribute to a University degree or award.
Transfer course credits towards postgraduate taught degree
As a health care professional, once you've completed this course you could offset 15 credits as part of a postgraduate programme, continuing your study with further modules to make up a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) 60 credits, Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) 120 credits or Master of Science (MSc) 180 credits qualification (all credits must be awarded within five years of study commencing).
This course is worth 15 credits
This course can be used a module, contributing to a University degree or award.
Find a list of degrees this module can contribute towards:
What will I learn?
By the end of the course you will be able to:
Knowledge and understanding:
- Identify and critically evaluate health indicators and be able to use these indicators for analysis and assessment of the health situations in countries with different economic conditions.
- Describe and critically assess the importance of health systems and policies in countries with different demographic and health-related situations.
- Critically assess knowledge of social and political factors that influence global health, and show an ability to describe the burden of disease at a global level and in countries with different economic conditions.
- Critically evaluate the importance of health care systems and how they can be developed to achieve adequate quality of healthcare.
- Critically integrate knowledge of appropriate theories, concepts and evidence to the analysis of the complex phenomena, issues and situations covered on the course.
- Independently and critically identify problems covered on the course, and formulate solutions using appropriate methods.
- Conduct electronic and library searches to identify relevant literature and evidence, and present and discuss the analysis, results and conclusions of your research clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
Values and attitudes:
- Exhibit insight into the potential and limitations of science, its role in society and the individual’s responsibility for how it is used.
- Identify gaps in existing knowledge and take responsibility for developing strategies for addressing knowledge gaps.
Assessment and certificates
Teaching and learning will take place through a mix of interactive lectures, group work, case studies and practical exercises. This will enable you to examine global health issues in more detail, through both teacher and peer-led input, promoting discussion and developing communication and group working skills.
Teaching sessions take place over ten half-days and are supplemented by self-directed study that enables students to gain a deeper overall understanding of the subject, as well as pursue topics which are of particular interest to them in greater detail.
Teaching and learning are facilitated by Moodle, the University’s online Virtual Learning Environment.
Assessment will be a combination of a group presentation and a written assessment. Your written assessment will be a 2,500-word essay.
This course is worth 15 credits toward eligible programmes.
Non-EEA students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone course.
- a first degree in a medical/health or social sciences discipline is required (minimum 2:1 honours degree, 3.0 GPA or an equivalent international degree)
- applicants with equivalent qualifications or substantial experience in health services will also be considered on an individual basis.
If your first language is not English, one of the following is required:
- A first degree from a UK university
- A first degree from an overseas institution recognised by City, University of London as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language, for example, from institutions from Australia, Canada or the United States of America.
- International English Language Test Service (IELTS) a score of 7.0 is required with no subtest below 7.0
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) score 72 required
- TOEFL 100 overall with 24 in Writing, 20 in Listening, 19 Reading and 20 Speaking
- Other evidence of proficiency in the English language, which satisfies the board of studies concerned, including registration with your professional regulator.
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- Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 Collaborators. (2015). Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 301 acute and chronic diseases and injuries in 188 countries, 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Lancet, 386(9995), 743–800. http://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60692-4
- Jamison, D.T., Breman, J.G., Measham, A.R. et al (eds) (2006). Priorities in health. Washington, D.C.: World Bank.
- Lindstrand, A., Bergstrom, S., Rosling, H. et al (eds) (2006). Global Health: An Introductory Textbook. Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
- Merson, M.H., Black, R.E. & Mills, A.J. (eds) (2011). Global Health: diseases, programs, systems and policies (3rd Ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
- Pinto, A.D. & Upshur, R.E.G. (eds) (2013). An introduction to global health ethics. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
- WHO (2006). Working together for health. Geneva: World Health Organization.