Course catalogue doctoral education - HT19

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Title Core concepts in global health and global burden of disease
Course number 2896
Programme Infektionsbiologi och global hälsa (BIGH)
Language English
Credits 1.5
Date 2018-04-09 -- 2018-04-13
Responsible KI department Institutionen för folkhälsovetenskap
Specific entry requirements Ingen
Purpose of the course The purpose of the course is to provide students with a broad perspective on global health and the range of solutions to critical health issues; students will also develop their skills in critical analysis, and will develop confidence in building and presenting arguments in favor of or against various solutions to addressing health issues at a global level.
Intended learning outcomes -Describe broad trends and inequality in the burden of disease in low, middle and high-income countries;
-Discuss globalization and the drivers of these trends;
-Understand how data on the global burden of disease is collected and analysed;
-Describe key actors, intuitions and legal regimes in global health;
-Discuss challenges in implementing the health-related Sustainable Development Goals;
-Discuss the role of health systems in addressing current global health challenges
Contents of the course -Trends in the global burden of disease, including infectious disease, non-communicable disease, mental health, accidents and violence; -Drivers of global inequalities in health; Challenges in measuring and analysing the global burden of disease; including a critical review of indicators and measurement platforms -Global health governance and financing; Service delivery, health systems and concepts of quality of care -The legal basis underpinning action in global health; -Development theories and the role of culture in global health -Historical review of key approaches and strategies, initiatives and international agendas in global health including maternal, reproductive and child health, HIV, malaria, rational drug use/drug resistance in health and beyond, humanitarian aid -Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals for health, particularly Goal 3; -Current challenges in global health, such as migration, climate change and Ebola.
Teaching and learning activities The course is structured through a combination of lectures, group work and self-directed learning in order to provide students with the tools to be analytical and reflective about how their own PhD topics fit into the wider context of global health.
Compulsory elements
Examination The examination consists of an oral and a written essay part. Both needs to be passed to get a pass grade for the course. The students need to show by way of the discussions that they have obtained a broad understanding of core concepts in global health and global burden of disease. Students should present on the last day of the course an outline of an essay reviewing and reflecting on how their research addresses global health and development. Students will be asked to write an approximatly 2000 words essay on their research topic summarising linkages to the global context. Students should review and reflect on how their research addresses global health and development by summarising the learning from this course and applying it to their research topic. The essay is a take-home exam and is due five working days after the end of the course. The course grade is pass/fail.
Literature and other teaching material Specific articles and resources are listed under individual class sessions, some of which are required reading. In addition, four books are suggested for further reading (but are not required). Disease Control Priorities series of the Wold Bank Group. / WHO homepages Merson, M.H., Black, R.E. and A.J. Mills (2012) Global Health: Diseases, Programs, Systems and Policies. 3rd Edition. Jones & Bartlett. Markle, W.H., Fisher, M.A., Smego, R.A (2014) Understanding global health 2nd ed. McGraw-Hill/Lange. Davies, S., Kamradt-Scott, A., Rushton, S. (2015). Disease Diplomacy: International Norms and Global Health Security. Baltimore, USA: John Hopkins University Press.
Number of students 10 - 20
Selection of students Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) date for registration as a doctoral student (priority given to earlier registration date)
More information The course will run as a full-time course over one week with a combination of lectures, group work and self-directed learning.
Additional course leader The course will be co-run by Rachel Irwin
Earlier evaluation of the course Evaluation report
Course responsible Claudia Hanson
Institutionen för folkhälsovetenskap
Contact person Claudia Hanson
Institutionen för folkhälsovetenskap