Global Health and Social Medicine

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:3 years
Local:$ 12.7k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 31.4k / Academic year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2022
StudyQA ranking:388

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Global Health & Social Medicine is the ideal degree for students seeking to make a difference to improving health and wellbeing, locally and globally, by shaping effective health policies and health care delivery systems. Many of our students take our programme as a path to medical training, to better understand the social context in which they will practise medicine, and make them more well-rounded physicians.

Key benefits

  • We offer excellent opportunities to study social aspects of health and medicine in a multi-disciplinary context with close collaboration between the social sciences, life sciences and biomedicine.
  • The chance to combine high-level social science with an introduction to the main areas of biomedical knowledge and the implications for clinical practice.
  • Our study programmes are delivered by internationally renowned clinicians and academics with a strong focus on transdisciplinary education in key areas of health, disease and medicine.

Year 1

Required Modules

You will take the following core modules:

  • 4SSHM001 Introduction to Global Health 1 (15 credits)
  • 4SSHM002 Introduction to Global Health 2 (15 credits)
  • 4SSHM003 Introduction to Social Medicine 1 (15 credits)
  • 4SSHM004 Introduction to Social Medicine 2 (15 credits)
  • 4SSHM005 SSHM Research Practice and Design Studio (30 credits)
  • Introduction To Global Health 1
  • Introduction To Global Health 2
  • Introduction to Social Medicine 1
  • Introduction to Social Medicine 2
  • SSHM Research Practice & Design Studio

Optional Modules

Students must choose one of the following pathways which they will then follow for the duration of the programme (three years):

  • Ageing
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology

The year one modules for each pathway are:

Ageing

  • Cell Biology & Neuroscience (15 credits)
  • Genetics & Molecular Biology (15 credits)

Neuroscience

  • Cell Biology & Neuroscience (15 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Pharmacology (15 credits)

Pharmacology

  • Fundamentals of Pharmacology (15 credits)
  • Biochemistry (15 credits)

Year 2

Required Modules

Students take the following core modules:

  • 5SSHM001 Key Concepts in Global Health (30 credits)
  • 5SSHM002 Key Concepts in Social Medicine (30 credits)
  • 5SSHM003 Case Studies in Global Health & Social Medicine (15 credits)
  • 5SSHM004 The Dissertation Laboratory (15 credits)
  • Key Concepts In Global Health
  • Key Concepts in Social Medicine

Optional Modules

 Students take further modules within one of the following pathways:

Ageing

  • The Immune System in Health & Disease (15 credits)
  • Human Nutrition (15 credits)

Neuroscience

  • Neuroscience (30 credits) 

Pharmacology

  • Drugs & Disease (various)
  • Physiology & Pharmacology of the CNS (15 credits)

Second year students also have the opportunity to extend their degree programme and study abroad for their full third year. Partner institutions currently include:

  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Melbourne
  • Western University

Year 3

Required Modules

  • SSHM001 Contemporary Crises in Global Health & Social Medicine (15 credits)
  • 6SSHM005 Dissertation in Global Health & Social Medicine (30 credits)

Optional Modules

You will take 30 credits from your chosen biomedical pathway and a further 45 credits from a range of options such as:

  • 6SSHM002 Social Aspects of Genomics & Personalised Medicine (15 credits)
  • 6SSHM003 Ageing: a Global Perspective (15 credits)
  • 6SSHM004 War, Mental Health & Social Ruptures (tbc)
  • The Attestat o Srednam Obrazov is not considered suitable for direct entry to our undergraduate degrees without further study (such as international A-levels, IB, or the first year of a degree with high grades in any compulsory subjects). Please consider our International Foundation Programmes (see below) as a route to our undergraduate degrees.
  • Students with the High School certificate should consider applying for our International Foundation Programmes.
  • IELTS 
  • TOEFL iBT
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