Non Communicable Diseases in International Health

Credits: 10

Assessment:  4,000 word essay reviewing the healthcare in a chosen country

This module will interlock with the other two modules in the strand to provide a day a week of programmed teaching for international health. Each day will use a cross linking theme for the three modules.  Through a combination of lecture and seminar, involving more interactive activities to put the lecture in context, you will explore healthcare problems around the world that are 'not-communicable'.

Whilst the course is continually being updated, example of topics that have been covered are: the effects of conflict on health, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, and pharmaceuticals and drug management in healthcare.

As competent, independent learners, you will be required to identify an area of particular interest to study and present for your assignment. In total, each module will involve 75 hours of student study time.

Entry requirements

International students:

Depending on your chosen course of study, you may also be interested in the Birmingham Foundation Academy, a specially structured programme for international students whose qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to UK universities. Further details can be found on the foundation academy web pages.