Further Public Health in low and middle income countries

Further Public Health in low and middle income countries
This module provides additional learning for students who have completed the Public Health in Developing Countries module. It is aimed at professionals in public health who may wish to work in resource-poor settings in low and middle-income countries or with organisations that operate there. This module will offer a balance of group work and discussion with the provision of theoretical and applied information in the form of literature and lectures/seminars to enable a firm foundation for addressing a range of topics in relation to low and middle income countries including:

Learning outcomes
By the end of the module, you will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the issues and influences upon health outcomes in Low and Middle-income countries
2. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the issues and influences upon lifestyle factors and health promotion
3. Critically review the prevalence of major communicable and non-communicable diseases and maternal child morbidity/mortality in low and middle-income countries and the factors involved in reducing these
4. Critically review major aspects of health systems delivery and policy making, and the role and relationship of major players, such as the Ministries of Health, private and traditional health workers, international advisory agencies (such as the UN agencies) and non-governmental organisations
5. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the issues and influences relating to access to health care and medication in low and middle-income countries and interventions to improve access
6. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the major vulnerable groups and the provision of their healthcare in low and middle-income countries
7. Critically review the ethical considerations of research and health service delivery in low and middle-income countries
8. Develop an outline project proposal in public health in a low or middle income country context (encapsulating the principles of project development, management and evaluation).

Credits
20 credits

Module Attendance Required
2 block weeks of teaching

Module Dates

2014-15: 13 to 17 April 2015 AND 27 April to 1 May 2015

Assessment
One written assignment

Module Coordinators
Dr Semira Manaseki-Holland

Stand alone Course
This module can be taken as a standalone course. It can be assessed or non assessed. To apply, please contact the Programme Coordinator on 0121 414 7577 or at mph@contacts.bham.ac.uk. All applications must be received a minimum of one month before the start date of the module. For further information on fees or entry requirements, please contact the Programme Administrator.

Course fact file

Type of Course: Continuing professional development, module