Postgraduate Modules: POL6604 - Global Health and Global Politics

Module Code

POL 6604

Module Title

Global Health and Global Politics


Level 4




30 credits

Taught by:

Simon Rushton

Module 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.