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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:
Of Humans and Microbes: Changing Concepts of Disease and Environment since 1800; ‘One Health’ and the interconnection of human, animal and environmental health; The White Death: The Biology and History of Tuberculosis in the Modern Era; Modernity, Globalisation, and the Spread of Disease (1835-2003); Sewers, and Sterilisation: The Rise of Public Health (1830-1930); Healthy Environments – Urban Systems and Health; Health for All? Welfare and Health Care Systems since 1800; From Prayers to Penicillin – Impacts and Limits of the Therapeutic Revolution; Moving From A Health Care ‘System’ to Caring Systems; Governance and its Discontents – International Politics, Disease, and Health since 1970.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
Feedback on the mid-term Poster Presentation Assignment is given in writing on the returned copy. Feedback on the continuous assessment is given on during online seminars and on appointment in one-to-one online meetings.
|Professor Stephen Gordon||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Claas Kirchhelle||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Thilo Kroll||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Chiara Tedaldi||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|