HSC8008 : Global Health Policy and Medicine Use
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Colin Millard
- Lecturer: Professor Allyson Pollock, Dr Mark Ashton, Mr Peter Roderick
- Owning School: FMS Graduate School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
This module will take a public health and social science perspective to understand global health policy and regulation related to medicine use. It will enable students to describe and understand the global drug supply chain and the role of WHO and national governments in promoting rational medicines and the numerous barriers to access to safe, rational and affordable medicines.
Outline Of Syllabus
• WHO's approach to governing safe and rational access to medicines
• International and national regulatory apparatuses
• The global drug development and supply chain
• The role of clinical trials in ensuring that medicines are safe and effective
• National and global pharmacovigilance systems
• Barriers to access to essential and rational medicines
• Social and Cultural Aspects of Medical Technologies
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||1:45||21:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||10||1:00||10:00||End of module assessment - essay|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||10||1:00||10:00||Mid module assessment - small group presentations|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||0:45||9:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||150||1:00||150:00||N/A|
Jointly Taught With
|HSC8006||Introduction to Global Health Policy and Medicines Use|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The aim of the module is to develop student knowledge related to a range of issues concerned with the access to safe, effective and appropriate medicines, and medical technologies. This will be achieved through case studies in the lectures which demonstrate each weeks topic. The lectures will be interactive and students will be encouraged to actively engage with the lecture material. Question prompts will be used. Small group discussion and exercises will be used with the aim of developing the required analytical skills related to identifying barriers to access. Key readings for each week's lecture will be made available on the VLE and students will be expected to have read these. Each week’s lecture will be accompanied by a one hour small group teaching session where the students will have the opportunity to explore in detail an area related to the lecture topic.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||2||M||80||2,500 word maximum|
|Oral Examination||2||M||20||Small group presentation|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The small group presentation will involve a presentation in groups of 2 on material from the first half of the module. This will allow the students to critically engage with the course material, and develop group work and presentation skills. This will be peer assessed, 20% students and 80% module leader.
The essay will be submitted at the end of the module and will require the students to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the course material and show that they are able to critically engage with the topic.