United Kingdom, London

Global Health & Social Justice

when 26 June 2017 - 14 July 2017
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee GBP 1590

This module will bring together students from varied backgrounds, aiming to increase their understanding of the glo¬bal health challenges within the larger political, social, cultural and economic contexts. You will learn about working together with people from different fields of expertise and to solve real global health problems experienced by professionals in the field. It may also bring opportunities to engage with the research and international development activities of the King’s Centre for Global Health and to be exposed to NGOs, the Parliament and other institutions.

This module will consist of a minimum of 45 contact hours with teaching taking place between 9 am and 5 pm from Monday to Friday.

Target group

Students from any disciplines are welcome.

Course aim

Learning outcomes and objectives
By the end of the module, you should have:
• expanded your knowledge of key conditions and risk factors contributing to the global burden of disease, and global institutions and policies and the organisation of health systems.
• gained an understanding of disparities in health care between countries.
• debated the process of globalisation, poverty reduction, social determinants of health, health inequity, trade, human rights, migration, environment and conflict.
• developed an inter-disciplinary approach to understanding global health, drawing upon expertise of social science, public health, law and health sciences.
• explored a variety of career options relating to global health and development.

Credits info

Many of our students get credit for the summer modules taken at King’s. You should approach your home university before applying as it is up to them to apply the credit to your degree programme. We would recommend a three week module would be equivalent to 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS.

Fee info

GBP 1590: Tuition Fee

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