New short course on Global Health & Social Justice: July 7-25, 2014

We are delighted to announce that the King’s Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine (SSHM) will be running a three-week short course on Global Health and Social Justice: July 7-25, 2014.   This course is aimed at individuals looking for an introduction to an interdisciplinary approach to global health with an emphasis on ethics and justice.  It is also suitable for those who cannot undertake the full Master’s degree but would like an introduction to the major issues in global health.  The following subjects will be covered:

  • An overview of the levels and distribution of health, morbidity, and premature mortality.
  • Critical understanding of measuring human health and global burden of disease
  • The social and structural determinants of inequalities in health and disease.
  • Philanthro-capitalism
  • Ageing & Society
  • Global health governance & diplomacy
  • Health systems and capacity building
  • Alternative voices in the global health movement
  • Human rights, public health ethics, global health ethics
  • Evidence based medicine & cost-effectiveness
  • Culture, health and healthcare

King’s summer school applicants are usually upper level undergraduates, graduates and professionals will relevant experience.

More information on the GH&SJ short course:

Contact: Dr Sridhar Venkatapuram (Course Leader):

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