- Department: Politics
- Module co-ordinator: Dr. Joao Nunes
- Credit value: 20 credits
- Credit level: H
- Academic year of delivery: 2019-20
- See module specification for other years: 2016-17
This module studies the political dimensions of health and disease, highlighting the multiple connections between the local and the global.
|A||Autumn Term 2019-20|
This module studies the political dimensions of health and disease, highlighting the multiple connections between the local and the global. It considers the most important international health issues from a historical perspective, and explores the laws, regimes and mechanisms of governance that have been set up at the international level to address these issues. The module shows how global health has been traversed by inequalities related to geography, race, gender, class and age. Finally, it considers the power relations between a diverse range of actors shaping the global health agenda (such as governments, international institutions, civil society groups and private donors).
By completing this module, students will:
Students will receive written timely feedback on their formative assessment. They will also have the opportunity to discuss their feedback during the module tutor’s feedback and guidance hours.
Students will receive written feedback on their summative assessment no later than 20 working days; and the module tutor will hold a specific session to discuss feedback, which students can also opt to attend. They will also have the opportunity to discuss their feedback during the module tutor’s regular feedback and guidance hours.
Davies, Sara E. Global Politics of Health. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2010.
Harman, Sophie. Global Health Governance. Abingdon: Routledge, 2011.
McInnes, Colin, and Kelley Lee. Global Health and International Relations. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2012.
Nunes, Jo £o. Security, Emancipation and the Politics of Health. Abingdon: Routledge, 2013.