Short course

Further Global Health

This course is for students who have already completed the Global Health course and are interested in working or researching in low- and middle-income countries. Expert lecturers who have field and research experience will deliver a mixture of group work, discussions, lectures, and workshops.

Start date
18 March - 22 March 2024
5 days
Home - £1130 International - £2960
Postgraduate Microcredential
20 credits

This short course provides additional learning for students who have completed the Global Health course. It is aimed at professionals in public health who may wish to work or research in resource-poor settings in low- and middle-income countries or with organisations that operate there. This short course 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.

The sessions will take the form of lectures, workshops, and informal discussion, as well as independent learning through the study of reference literature and group work. Students will learn from internal and external expert lecturers who have research and field experience, as well as the other international students in the course, whose wealth of experience will be explored during the course. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of this short course, 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 in Low and Middle-income countries.
  3. Critically review the prevalence of major communicable and 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 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).

Attendance Required

1 block week of teaching. 


Group assignment for developing a project grant proposal. Marks are given to groups and to individual contributors/components.

Course Coordinators

Professor Justine Davies
Professor Neil Thomas
Dr Suzanne Bartington


To have studied Global Health or equivalent as a pre-req

Stand alone course

This short course 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 All applications must be received a minimum of one month before the start date of the course. For further information on fees or entry requirements, please contact the Programme Administrator.