Global Health Challenges NURSING5064

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course enables students to develop a broad, understanding of current and future international health challenges and the factors that will influence the development and responses to these. Students will develop the ability to analyse key issues, comparing and evaluating strategies and approaches in different national contexts.


Typically delivered over six half day sessions in semester 2.

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





Students submit a 2,500 word critical review of the literature (80%) and a verbal presentation of an overview of the work (20%).

Course Aims

To provide students with a global understanding of health trends and their determinants.

To explore the challenges in health care delivery within the context of political, social, cultural and economic influences.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Critically discuss international health trends with consideration of geographical, political, social, cultural and financial influences.

■ Critically appraise a range of national and international policies on the prevention and management of current and emerging health issues and on reducing the burden of ill-health.

■ Critically evaluate evidence on international health, including indicators of health and wellbeing.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.