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PA40334: Global health & management

[Page last updated: 05 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Semester 2
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Seminar Presentation (CW 75%)
  • Infographic (CW 25%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites: While taking this module you must take PA40330 AND ( take PA40331 OR take PA40332 ) AND take PA40333
Description: Aims:
To provide the student pharmacist with a critical awareness of current issues affecting global public health and the pharmacist's potential role in contributing to improving global health outcomes, and for the student pharmacist to critically evaluate scientific and health policy information and to present a given topic as an oral communication supported by a written abstract.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this unit, the student pharmacist will be able to:
1. Discuss emerging issues and challenges in trans-national health.
2. Critically discuss the global burden of disease and the role of the pharmacists and the pharmaceutical industry
3. Discuss the role of epidemiology in health[JL1]
4. Critically discuss the nature of public health and how it is delivered.
5. Demonstrate an awareness of government agendas for health and social care in the UK.
6. Understand how the health and social services are structured to implement policy in the UK.
7. Demonstrate an awareness of current local and national public health policies.
8. Demonstrate the ability to provide input into local, national or international public health policies with a view to enhancing service delivery.

Study skills, handling information, working with others (T/F)
Problem solving (T/F/A)
Study skills (T/F/A)
Handling information (T/F/A)
Written communication (T/F/A)
Information & communication technology (ICT) (T/F/A)


* Pharmaceuticals and global health
* Pharmaceutical innovation in the 21st century
* Concepts and controversies in global health
* Health, poverty and development
* Socioeconomic determinants of health and disease
* Health inequalities
* Local, national and global public health
* Resurgence of infectious diseases and control strategies
* Management of communicable disease
* Pandemic planning
* The roles of government, non-government organisations, regulators and the pharmaceutical industry in responding to global pharmaceutical needs
* Health care systems and financing; health governance and political factors.

Programme availability:

PA40334 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • USPA-AFM03 : MPharm(Hons) Pharmacy (Year 4)
  • USPA-AKM03 : MPharm(Hons) Pharmacy with integrated pre-registration year (Year 4)


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