In the first term, the course provides an introduction to the breadth of topics in, and methods applicable to global health. The second term offers options ranging from international development to vaccinology. The third term provides students with the unique opportunity to apply their skills and gain first hand experience in a global health project in a resource limited setting. Students will then produce a 10,000 word dissertation related to their third term project.
The first term will consist of core topics on research methods, an overview of some major global health challenges, and topics related to the research and practice of global health. Core modules include:
- Paradigms and Tools for Global Health
- Challenges and Change in International Health
- Global Health Research and Practice
During the second term, in addition to some continued core content, students can select two of the following six options for further study:
- Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
- International Development and Health
- Development, Environment and Health
- Case Studies in Field Epidemiology
- Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases
The third term will involve a funded eight week placement with a global health project in a resource limited setting. The placement project will then form the basis of an independent 10,000 word dissertation to be submitted eight weeks upon return from placement.