HLTH08021 2013 GLOBAL ISSUES IN PUBLIC HEALTH

General Details

Full Title
GLOBAL ISSUES IN PUBLIC HEALTH
Transcript Title
GLOBAL HEALTH ISSUES
Code
HLTH08021
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
HLTH - Health Studies
Department
LIFE - Life Sciences
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Kevin Cradock, Geraldine Duignan
Programme Membership
SG_SHEAL_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Health Science and Physical Activity
Description

This module introduces students to the main challenges and issues facing public health professionals in the 21st century and aims to develop improved skills in critical thinking on these issues.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Identify current global issues in public health that provide a challenge to health promotion professionals 

2.

Demonstrate awareness of the complexity of many issues in public health.

3.

Review and critically appraise the literature & current policy on select global issues in public health

4.

Apply understanding of concepts of health equity, social justice and health as a human right to the analysis of select issues in global public health.

5.

Report on research findings on select global issues and identify their implications for Irish stakeholders and communities

6.

Select and use appropriate communication methods for an audience of your peers in order to raise awareness, influence opinion, advocate for and enable action on global health and wellbeing issues.

Module Assessment Strategies

Assessment will reflect growing understanding of issues and their complexity. Through initial series of workshops and lectures students will have opportunity to identify and discuss issues in the context of theory discussed in syllabus and review of select literature- with guidance and formative feeback.

building on this formative feedback, teams of students will present a mindmap/concept map illustrating the complexity of a particular issue to their class mates.  

Presentation will be followed by debate on the issue -highlighting ethical, social justice, human rights, equality issues.

Student teams also write a detailed report on the issue - supporting their positions with a detailed critical review of the literature and current policy. 

Final theory exam, focuses more on students individual knowledge, understanding and ability to apply relevant theory and principles outlined in syllabus. 

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
Advanced Facilitation Skills
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Learning Outcomes:  Student should be able to ....

1.      Identify current global issues in public health that provide a challenge to health promotion professionals -  including existing and emerging legal and ethical issues.

2.      Demonstrate awareness of the complexity of many global public health issues by  integrating knowledge of various determinants of health from proximal – distal, relevant stakeholders, potential conflicts between stakeholders: political, Legal, Ethical, Economic, and confounding factors e.g Social Change, Media influence and social and cultural diversity.

3.      Review and critically appraise the literature & current policy on select global issues in public health

4.      Apply understanding of concepts of health equity, social justice and health as a human right to the analysis of select issues in global public health.

5.      Report on research findings on select global issues and identify their implications for Irish stakeholders and communities; including emerging legal and ethical issues. 

6.      Select and use appropriate communication methods for an audience of your peers in order to raise awareness, influence opinion, advocate for and enable action on global health and wellbeing issues.

Guiding Syllabus may include

THEORY

·         Globalisation

o   Globalisation and Public Health 

o   Effects on determinants of health

o   Global Policy

o   Global collaboration

o   Models of Globalisation and Health

·         Global Media and Social Media – relationship with Public health and Health Promotion

·         Global Public Health in the Literature: Global policy makers, Global research collaborations

o   Knowledge of strategy and policy development

o   Evidence base for health promotion

·         Ethics and Public Health

o   Concepts of health equity, social justice and health as a human right

o   Principles and Ethical Values of Health Promotion

o   Ethical Frameworks for Public Health policy

PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS (12 -1 ratio)

·         Models of Globalistion and Health

·         Global Media and Public Health

·         Identification of Global Issues in PH: Focussed statement of issue related to HP principles and values.

·         Critical review of literature on focussed issue.

·         Concept Mapping of Complexity

·         Written Report on Research Findings on select issues and implications for Irish Stakeholders

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Participation in group discussion. Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4
2 Performance Evaluation participation in group workshops Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % OnGoing 1,2,4,6
3 Group Project Facilitated Workshop presentation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % OnGoing 1,2,4,6
4 Written Report Team Report on Selected Issue Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % UNKNOWN 3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Theory exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 50 % UNKNOWN 1,2,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Group Learning Flat Classroom Group Learning 2 Weekly 2.00
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Carr, S., Unwinb, N. & Pless-Mullolli (2007). An Introduction to Public Health and Epidemiology (2nd Edition). Berkshire: Open University Press.

Naidoo,J. & Wills, J. (2005). Public Health and Health Promotion: Developing Practice. London: Elsevier.

Pencheon, D., Guest, C. Melzer, D and Muir Gray JA. (2001). Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Douglas, J. Earle, S, Handsley, S. Lloyd, C & Spurr,S. (eds). (2007). A Reader in Promoting Public Health: Challenge & Controversy.  Milton Keyes: open University.

Orme, J., Poweel, J.,Taylor, P. Harrison, T. & Grey, M. (2003). Public Health for the 21st Century:  New perspectives on policy, participation and practice. Berkshire: Open University Press.

Baggott, R. (2000). Public Health: Policy and Politics. Hamphshire: Palgrave Macmillian.

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

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