30 Credits SPRING



Aims/Description: Situated within contemporary approaches to International Relations and International Political Economy, this module will introduce students to the global politics of health, addressing health as both a global issue, and also as a quintessentially political one. The module will: chart the recent rise of health as an issue of `high politics¿; examine the relationship between individual and population health and the global political economy; explore the ways in which and institutions by which health is governed at the global level; analyze some of the key contemporary issues and challenges in contemporary global health governance.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: 1 x 4000-word essay (learning outcomes 1-9).1 x 2,000-word policy briefing paper (learning outcomes 4-9 ¿ with special focus on 9).The 'policy briefing paper' examines a global health policy issue of the student's choice. The policy brief will be directed at a policy-maker audience; provide a description of the issue and of current policy responses; and culminate with a series of policy recommendations.

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK