Global health

REM713

This programme will introduce you to the concepts of global health at a policy and grass roots level. We will support you in exploring current global health challenges, and the importance of global health issues – their economic, environmental and social consequences – and the policies and strategies to mitigate these.

In our increasingly interconnected world, global health and the health of populations is a major challenge. This module provides you with the knowledge and expertise to critically examine the multi-sectoral nature of global health problems and global policy responses required to protect and promote the health of populations in both a local and global environment.

The module is taught in Plymouth over two three day blocks in the autumn term. There are a variety of speakers and seminars led by experts in the field. Group activities and a field trip to explore the global health issues locally within Plymouth ensure you leave with a comprehensive understanding of the key concepts of Global Health. The course also benefits from links to the University of Plymouth Global Health Collaborative and research from across the university that links to Global Health.

Dr Tara Harrop gives an introduction to the global health module on the MSc Global Health programme.


<p>Global and Remote Healthcare<br></p>
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</p><div>MSc Global and Remote Healthcare</div><p></p>
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</p><div>MSc Global and Remote Healthcare</div>

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<p>Alice and Mikey</p>
<p>Kenya ward</p>
<p>Masai women</p>

David Barkwill - graduate

This module provides the perfect introduction to global health, starting with the core principles and progressing to their real-life application. I particularly enjoyed the class debates and stories from professionals within the field. The course also brings together like-minded individuals, both students and lecturers, which both inspired and motivated me. For my final project I wrote a health partnership proposal for an FGM clinic in London and a Medical Centre in the Massai Mara, Kenya. After completing the assignment, I passed on information from my literature search on initiating belief change in Massai communities to a friend who works as a Doctor in the Kenyan Medical Centre. He recently contacted me to let me know that he had used this information in his latest anti-FGM campaign and had observed positive initial results.

<p>David Barkwill Global Health</p>
<p>Mara Afya medical centre, Kenya. Global health module page</p>

…“There is a drought?"

How do we effectively communicate the current devastating spiral of the drought and famine in The Horn of Africa?

Dr Lucy Obolensky discussed the worst drought it has seen since 1945 in The Horn of Africa.