Course: Global Health Issues in English

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Course title Global Health Issues in English
Course code KGE/AGHI
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Preis Jiří, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction to Medical and Health Geographies. Accessible literature. Terminology. 2. The development of the discipline and contemporary tendencies in the world and in the Czech Republic. 3. Triangle of human ecology in the context of health status. 4. Factors of physical geography and their influence on health / sickness rate / mortality. 5. Socio-economic factors and their influence on health / sickness rate / mortality. 6. Geography of HIV / AIDS in the context of the triangle of human ecology. 7. Geography of HIV/AIDS: case studies. 8. Environmental issues and health status of the population.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Discussion, Multimedia supported teaching, Lecture, Seminar
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) (10-15) - 13 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
  • Graduate study programme term essay (40-50) - 52 hours per semester
  • Team project (50/number of students) - 26 hours per semester
professional knowledge
This course assumes the knowledge of the English language, ability to read and analyse English texts and work with datasets and databases.
learning outcomes
Student is able: - to explain connectedness between health status of population, environment and behaviour on one side, and geographical factors on the other side; - to explain these connectednesses in the context of both current global world and particular regions.
teaching methods
Multimedia supported teaching
assessment methods
Seminar work
Individual presentation at a seminar
Quality of a written report
Recommended literature
  • Lomborg, Bj?rn. RethinkHIV : smarter ways to invest in ending HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa. 1st pub. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012. ISBN 978-1-107-02869-2.
  • Melinda Meade. Medical Geography. 2010. ISBN 978-1-60623-016-9.
  • Venkatapuram, Sridhar. Health Justice. Cambridge, 2011. ISBN 978-0-7456-5035-7.

Study plans that include the course
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