Imperial College London
Globalisation and health governance
Imperial College London

Globalisation and health governance

This course is part of Global Health Challenges and Governance Specialization

Taught in English

Christina Atchison
Wendy Kwok

Instructors: Christina Atchison

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There are 5 modules in this course

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1 video7 readings1 discussion prompt1 plugin

This module introduces you to the scope, origins and definitions of the key concepts of global health, globalisation and global health governance. The module begins by reviewing different definitions of global health, and how global health is distinguished from the related fields of public health and international health. We also begin to explore globalisation as a world-wide phenomenon and discuss various drivers and forms of global change and their relationship with globalisation processes. You are then introduced to the concept of governance before contrasting ideas of global health governance and governance for global health.

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1 video10 readings3 discussion prompts5 plugins

This module begins by exploring the ongoing debates regarding the positive and negative impacts of globalisation. Learners are then introduced to conceptual frameworks for understanding the connection between globalisation and health, settling on a model which explicitly visualises that globalisation affects the institutional, economic, social-cultural and ecological determinants of population health, and that the globalisation process mainly operates at the contextual level, while influencing health through its more distal and proximal determinants. Learners are then presented with two argumentative techniques used in advocacy before practicing these rhetorical skills to evaluate and formulate arguments for the positive and negative impacts of globalisation.

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2 videos5 readings1 quiz2 discussion prompts1 plugin

This module takes learners through a very rapid and concise history of international health cooperation and global health governance, before outlining the current global health governance landscape and identifying all the main actors. We then examine the consequences of globalisation for the state as a political entity and highlight the crucial role played by the state within the structure of global health governance. We then introduce learners to the key intergovernmental institutions and non-government actors currently engaged in global public health, including the WHO, the World Bank and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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2 videos6 readings1 quiz5 discussion prompts2 plugins

This module examines the role of different global health partnerships in global health, such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. We introduce learners to commercial actors and the impact they have on global health policy. We then return to the conceptual framework introduced in module 2 to explore the influence of the global health governance system on the relationship between globalisation and population health.

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3 videos5 readings1 peer review2 discussion prompts1 plugin

Instructors

Christina Atchison
Imperial College London
5 Courses2,376 learners
Wendy Kwok
Imperial College London
5 Courses2,376 learners

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