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96701 Global Public Health

6cp; block, 7hpw x 3wks


This subject provides a critical understanding of the impact of economic, political, and environmental factors on health and illness on a global scale. Students develop an appreciation of health systems in different societies and the roles of different organisations and institutions that affect global health policy. Case studies from high-, low- and middle-income countries are used to illustrate the challenges faced on at national, regional and global scale. Students identify evidence that can be used to inform country efforts to strengthen health systems to provide universal coverage, particularly to vulnerable populations.

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