The Global Health module gives students the opportunity to gain a broad overview and critical insights into the current global health landscape. The module is expected to introduce students to the basic theoretical foundations, methodologies and tools in the field of global health from an interdisciplinary perspective. Furthermore, the course will explore and provide critical insights regarding some of the current strategic commitments and agendas, stakeholders and platforms, and the key debates, controversies and challenges in this area.
The Global Health module is divided into three intensive instruction blocks, each of approximately 2.5 days over the semester. In addition to this, students complete a mix of individual and group work before, during and after each block. The main assessment requirement of the module, submitted for either graded or non-graded assessment, is that each student develops and presents a policy brief on a global health topic of their choosing.
In Block II, students participate in a study tour to Bonn in Block II as part of the module and visit three multilateral and German organisations working in global health and related areas. The study tour provides students with valuable and highly relevant real-world insights into the scope, strategic priorities and initiatives of these agencies and the nature of the day-to-day work of different professionals working in the field of global health.
Full details about the Global Health module learning objectives, core competencies, topics and assessment can be found in the module syllabus.