Catalogue of Modules, University of Nottingham

A34586 International Health
(Last Updated:30 August 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 20

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Students registered for the MPH and MPH (International Health).  Available to JYA/Erasmus students.

Taught Semesters:

Autumn Assessed by end of Autumn Semester 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  The module will provide a wide overview of global public health issues. It is couched in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals and other international health policies. It provides an insight into ethical and economic issues within which health care is delivered in resource poor settings.

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 11 weeks1 per week2 hours
Lecture 11 weeks1 per week3 hours

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Exam 1 40 1 hour closed book written examination 
Assignment 40 2,500 word written assignment. 
Presentation 1 20 15 minutes group work presentation 

Professor J Leonardi-Bee
Dr R Phalkey

Education Aims:  The course is designed:

The characteristics of the student group will vary year on year in this multidisciplinary course and so emphasis on specific topics will respond to interests.

In addition we will arrange a field visit to the office of at least one International Non-Government Organization based in London so that the students can understand the functioning of large INGOs.

Learning Outcomes:  

Knowledge and understanding

Professional and practical skills (International Health competencies)

Transferable/key skills

Offering School:  Medicine

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