Postgraduate taught 

Global Mental Health MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Globalisation And Public Health MED5022

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

Short Description

This course provides an analysis of Globalisation and its impact on public health by examining the major health related themes within the globalisation debate. Several major global health challenges and their overall impact on the Global Burden of Disease will be studied.


This course comprises of weekly lectures. Seminars are also provided throughout.


■ Essay [80% - 2,500w] -Covers ILO's 2,3 and 4.

■ Reflective portfolio [20% - up to 1,000w]- Covers ILO's 1,2,3 and 4.

Course Aims

The overall aim of the course is to provide an introduction to global health as a subject area. It aims to provide a model for analysing and evaluating the different areas of globalisation including the political, social, economic and environmental domains.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Critically appraise the meanings of and debates surrounding the concept of 'globalisation'.

2. Critically analyse the concept of globalisation in relation to the wider determinants of health, with reference to the Global Millennium and Sustainable goals health agendas.

3. Evaluate the key factors and impacts of the main organisations driving globalisation processes.

4. Assess the ways in which globalisation processes contribute to historical, current and future health development and challenges.

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.