Public Health in low and middle income countries

Public Health in low and middle income countries
The module enables students to develop a global perspective on public health and recognise the very different public health issues that may be paramount in developing countries in relation to: maternal and child health; nutrition; infection; environment. It looks at influences upon health outcomes and health services and particular public health problems as they relate to natural disasters, conflict; refugees, considering the economic and social dimensions of the problem, the influence of gender, religion and culture on health and the roles of various agencies and players in health.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the module, you will be able to:
1. demonstrate a global perspective on public health
2. critically analyse and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of public health issues that affect developing countries
3. critically analyse major determinants of health and cultural, political and economic issues affecting public health in developing countries
4. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how public health problems in developing countries may be tackled
5. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the public health consequences of war and/or natural disasters

Credits
10 credits

Module Attendance Required
1 block week of teaching

Module Dates
2014-15 : 10 to 14 November 2014

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