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On completion of this module students:
1) should acquire critical skills through the assessment of a range of historical and multi-disciplinary approaches (history, the social sciences, and biomedical sciences) to studying global health.
2) develop a critical understanding of the major historical changes in the nature and context of disease and health systems since c.1800.
3) enhance their analytical and presentation skills in presenting their work to peers.
4) enhance their ability to evaluate a range of primary and secondary sources
Topics and Themes covered include:
(1) Of Humans and Microbes: Changing Concepts of Disease and Environment since 1800; (2) Pandemic Normal: Modernity, Globalisation, and the Spread of Disease; (3) Foundations and Evolution of Medical Microbiology: ‘One Health’ and the Management of the Microbial Commons; (4) The White Death: The Biology and History of Tuberculosis in the Modern Era; (5) Statistics, Sewers, and Sterilisation: The Rise of Public Health (1830-1930); (6) From Prayers to Penicillin and Pfizer-BioNTech – Impacts and Limits of the Therapeutic Revolution; (7) Healthy Environments – Urban Systems and Health; (8) Health for All? Welfare and Health Care Systems since 1800; (9) Moving From A Health Care ‘System’ to Caring Systems; (10) Governance by Numbers: DALYs, QALYs, and the rise of global health.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: Participation (15%)
Two responses to discussion posts (15%)
|Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Midterm 300-350-word poster plan/proposal||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Poster: See "Handbook" and 'Assessment' Document.||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
Feedback on the continuous assessment is given on during seminars and on appointment in one-to-one meetings. Feedback on the end-term Poster Presentation Assignment is given in writing on the returned copy.
|Assoc Professor Catherine Cox||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Susi Geiger||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Stephen Gordon||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Claas Kirchhelle||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Thilo Kroll||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Chiara Tedaldi||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|