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Introduction to global health science 1

Module leads

Jane Green Jane Green

Sarah FloudSarah Floud


Learning objectives:

  • To have a clear outline of the global burden of disease;

  • To understand what drives the incidence of disease in terms of population at risk and prevalence of exposures;

  • To understand how preventive measures and effective treatments have greatly reduced mortality rates;

  • To know how the evidence emerged about some of the major causes of premature death. 


  1. Halving premature death
  2. Obesity
  3. Cancer and the changing face of global breast cancer epidemiology
  4. Diabetes
  5. External casues of death
  6. Maternal and child health
  7. Economics and health economics
  8. Blood pressure
  9. Tobacco
  10. Tobacco control
  11. Cholesterol