Select a focus area or condition or illness relevant to ‘Womens Health/Communicable diseases/NCD/Child Health/Mental Health`. Give some context of the topic using epidemiology, policy and key global health principles that have been discussed within the module. These may be health systems, health discourses (biomedicine), social inequalities, gender inequalities, globalisation for example. Then explore how the situation may be improved through culturally informed practice within global health initiatives or within global nurse practice.
Guidance for the assessment
Your essay will need a clear introduction, main body and conclusion with a suggested outline as follows:
Introduction (Approx 150 words):How you are going to address this essay, outlining the relevant issue in the context of global health and your rationale.
Main body (Approx 1200 words)In the main body of your essay, you will be developing the ideas and arguments you have outlined in your introduction. You need to integrate your own ideas with evidence from your reading and other research. It is important not to be too descriptive in this section and to develop your analysis. You will need to integrate appropriate global health concepts, policies, cultural analysis and application to nursing. Evidence of a clear framework should be present.
Conclusion (Approx 150 words)Your conclusion should leave the reader with a clear picture of your main argument, and also leave them feeling positive about your ideas.
There will need to be evidence of wider reading in your assignment and using literature from global health resources to support your work. Do not rely on internet resources only, these will need to be references from peer reviewed sources such as journals and books.
You will be marked using the level 5 2013/14 marking criteria and feedback will be given using the Rubric on student central and you will be measured against the following learning outcomes:
1. Analyse a minimum of one global health issue in depth using an appropriate theoretical framework and current research
2. Explain globalisation in the context of health and epidemiology
3. Review global health principles and social inequalities
4. Explore the impact of culture on global health and nursing
Title Introduction to Global Health
Credit rating 10
Pre-requisites Meets Progression Requirements to Year 2 of the Course
Type of module Extensive on-line
Aims This module intends to give students an increased understanding of global health issues and their affect on nursing and health care. In addition to appraising globalised and cultural dimensions of health.
Learning outcomes/objectives By the end of this module students will be able to;
• Explain globalisation in the context of health and epidemiology
• Review global health principles and social inequalities
• Analyse a minimum of one global health issue in depth using an appropriate theoretical framework and current research
• Explore the impact of culture on global health and nursing
Content The module will begin with an introductory session using student central to orientate students to the units and expectations. Thereafter the content will be presented as distinct on line units:
Unit 1 : Introduction to global health studies, globalization and principles of culture and anthropology.
Unit 2: Contemporary issues in global health and health care
Unit 3: Exploration of one key issue though on line debate: for example:
`The WHO contributes to the development of health globally`
Unit 4: Intercultural competencies – to include: diversity, communication and their application in a range of forms of difference.