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Minor Options

Minor in Global Health

The Global Health Minor takes a multidisciplinary approach in the study of the environmental, economic, social and political change on the health of human populations and the environment. The key concepts, debates, challenges, and opportunities in the field of global health will be explored through a broad-based and intellectually engaging curriculum. Students will apply their acquired knowledge and skills in these core areas to efforts to mitigate these transnational problems and improve health as global citizens.

Students should take 6 courses (36 credits) from the following list:

Course (6 credits each)

Year 2

GEOG2124

Environmental change and socio-political conflicts

Year 2

URBS1003

Theories and global trends in urban development

Year 2

SOWK3099

Population and development

Year 3

GHAD3003

The role of innovation and technology in shaping directions health and development

Year 3

GHAD3002

Health systems and financing

or

Year 3

LLAW3027

International organisations

Year 4

GHAD4003

Seminar in major global health and development challenges

or

Year 4

GHAD4004

Bringing it all together: Seminar in planetary health

Minor in Global Development in Asia

Global inequalities in health and opportunity are widely evident and not simply a product of individual choices but in part derive from the outcome of political, economic, societal, environmental, and international development decisions. Issues such as climate change, economic crisis and poor financial and health governance are common in developing and developed countries alike and have profound health effects. Addressing these health and related challenges requires a broad and coordinated approach to global development from different sectors and academic disciplines to formulate a more appropriate global development agenda.

Students should take 6 courses (36 credits) from the following list:

Course (6 credits each)

Year 2

ECON2262

Economic development

Year 2

POLI2106

Introduction to international relations

Year 3

POLI3080

Global political economy

Year 4

GHAD4002

The role and impact of private sector in health and development

GHAD3002

Year 3

Health systems and financing

or

LLAW3027

Year 3

International organisations

GHAD4003

Year 4

Seminar in major global health and development challenges

or

GHAD4004

Year 4

Bringing it all together: Seminar in planetary health