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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. 

  • To appreciate key concepts and terminology in health economics, and the relation between health, income and economic development.

Sessions:

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