Global Health
calendar_month 29 Iul 2015, 00:00
Global Health has become a key policy arena today, one deeply interconnected with many others, such as the global economy and trade, international security, development, migration, the environment and human rights. The rise of %E2%80%98global health%E2%80%99 is exemplified by international responses to concerns about pandemics, such as the recent Ebola outbreak, but out of the headlines, millions of people die each year from easily preventable or treatable diseases, and vast numbers struggle without access to basic health care, food, water and sanitation. This is despite continuing scientific advances and economic growth, and the increasing efforts %E2%80" and trillions of dollars spent - by governments, the World Health Organisation and other international bodies, a growing array of NGOs and corporations, and global mechanisms such as Gavi, the vaccine alliance, or the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and Malaria. This course focusses on the political, economic, and social stakes and consequences of the global institutionalisation of health management. Explicitly locating these within the processes of %E2%80%98globalisation%E2%80%99, the course explores key questions such as why some health problems are considered global while others, which affect and kill more people, are not; why staggering health inequalities persist, even widen, across the world despite spending that has turned health into a massive global business, and what are the policy dilemmas that arise when the management of health is interwoven with other global agendas such as trade, security, migration, the protection of intellectual property, and the provision of food, water and sanitation. By the end of the course, students should expect to have developed a critical knowledge of key institutional and organizational developments in global health management, and of the health implications %E2%80" at international, national and local levels %E2%80" of global policy frameworks, such as globalization and neoliberal reform, and a nuanced understanding of contemporary debates and transnational contestations over a range of global health issues.

Target group
Current students, professionals + leisure learners

Course aim
On successful completion of the course, a student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:Demonstrate awareness of contemporary issues, debates and practices in, and transnational political contestations in relation to, key global health policy arenas.Demonstrate critical knowledge of contemporary global policy frameworks, such as globalization and neoliberalism, and their consequences at the international, national and local levelsDemonstrate critical knowledge of key institutional and organizational developments in global health management.

Credits info
7.5 ECTS Please note that summer courses are not accredited by SOAS.Students are usually able to obtain credits from their home institution and typically our courses receive 3 credits in the US system and 7.5 ECTS in the European system. If you intend to claim credits from your home institution, please check the requirements with them before you enrol. We will be happy to assist you in any way we can, however please be aware that the decision to award credits rests with your home institution.Assessment will be optional and will vary for each course. Participants will be provided with a certificate of attendance and transcripts will be available on request.

Fee info
GBP 1400: TuitionA tuition fee of 1400 will be charged per 3-week programme. This figure does not include accommodation fees.Application feeA one-off, non-refundable application fee of 60 will be charged to cover administration costs. Please visit the SOAS online store to make your application fee payment.DiscountsAn early bird discount of 10% is available if fees are paid by 31 March 2015.15% discount for SOAS Alumni.20% discount for current SOAS students.Other discounts are available for partner institutions and groups, please contact us for further information.AccommodationA limited number of rooms will be available at International Hall which is located in the heart of Bloomsbury. The cost for 20 nights is 870 (breakfast included) for a single room with shared bathroom*. To reserve a place through SOAS, please tick the relevant box in the application form. *(If you would like a different type of room, please book with International Hall directly)

SOAS, University of London offers a limited number of scholarships for participation in academic courses which are part of sessions 2 and 3 of the SOAS Academic Summer School 2015 programme. These scholarships are in the form of partial fee waivers to cur

SOAS, University of London
Address: SOAS, University of London Thornhaugh Street
Postal code: WC1H 0XG
City: London
Country: United Kingdom
Phone: +44 2078984205