PCS-10007 - Introduction to Global Health and Wellbeing
Coordinator: Thomas Shepherd Tel: +44 1782 7 34824
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733928

Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2022/23

This 15-credit module examines health and wellbeing from a global perspective which gives students a wider view of key contemporary population health issues across countries with different climates, economies and culture. This global perspective would be useful in a future career choice when relating to people who have lived or live in a different country. Students will write an individual essay which explores global health issues, based on small group work which takes place during to module.

This module enables the student to understand the nature and scope of global health issues, and how they are managed through policy, systems and agencies. Students will have opportunity to examine a range of issues affecting health and wellbeing around the world including the political economy of health and wellbeing, trade, work, health care systems, and the impact of global poverty, hostilities and natural disasters on health and wellbeing.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary global health and wellbeing challenges: 1
Examine a global health and wellbeing challenge and how this is addressed: 1
Identify differences in global health data relating to population health and wellbeing and explain how these relate to a country's wealth or poverty, or other factors: 1

Study hours

28 hours face to face teaching - 15 hours lectures, 13 hours discussion and group work
2 hours tutorial
120 hours independent study

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Essay weighted 100%
A 2,000-word essay
A 2,000-word essay relating to a global health challenge, including recommendations for improvement, based on formative group work undertaken during the module, which will normally take place in small groups of approximately 6 students. Students will write an individual essay and receive an individual mark for this.