UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Concepts and Controversies in Global Health (GCH)

Module Lead: Professor Therese Hesketh

Core for Global Child Health - 15 Credits


This module will set out some of the central concepts and debates in global health in this era of rapid globalisation. You will be introduced to concepts of global health and sources of information, as well as develop a conceptual framework to illustrate the multiple determinants of health which result in inequalities in health within and between countries. A special emphasis will be placed on the broad, wider upstream determinants of health like gender, culture, health systems, the environment, socio-economic position and employment.

Method of assessment

Formative Essay (1000 words)

Summative assessment: written report 100%