Medicines, Health & Development (L2125S)
Medicines, Health and Development
Module details for 2009 cohort.
FHEQ Level 6
The course begins by examining the relationship between health and development. We consider to what extent health may be used as an indicator of development in different parts of the world and discuss the influence of different courses of development on health.
The impact of modern medicines on public health, and the appropriateness of medicines regulation, promotion and use in less developed countries, will be explored. In particular we shall examine the international role of the pharmaceutical industry, the globalisation of its operations, and how medical drugs are assessed for safety and efficacy in this context. Does the pharmaceutical industry represent a positive force for health and development or an imperialist expression of underdevelopment in the less developed countries?
How should individual nation-states in the less developed world respond to such globalisation and what role should international organisations such as the World Health Organization play?
Finally the course looks at the roles of the national drugs policies, including the efforts of medical and pharmacy professions in the delivery of health care systems in less developed countries.
By the end of the course, a successful student should be able to:
1. Knowledge of conceptual and practical questions relating to the relationship between health and development including the role of the pharmaceutical industry and drug regulation in the developing world.
2. Knowledge of the core reading with some appreciation of the subtlety of debates or different interpretations that might be drawn from evidence.
1. An understanding of appropriate note taking approaches and use of internet resources.
2. An ability to prepare and deliver class presentations.
3. The ability to produce correct referencing and bibliographies.
4. Understanding of how to choose a dissertation topic; prepare and structure a dissertation showing clear organisation and consistent argument; the proper utilisation of evidence.
|Dissertation (7000 words)||Summer Term Week 5 Mon 16:00||100.00%|
Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.
Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.
|Spring Term||LECTURE||1 hour||111111111100|
|Spring Term||SEMINAR||2 hours||111111111100|
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Prof John Abraham
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