This course is for people who are seeking to work in social development, and to examine the opportunities and constraints created in the wider community in relation to the goal of attaining better health of a population. This includes local health planners, community health staff, health promoters and community workers addressing health improvement.
The course focuses on: analysing the relationship between gender, health and development; identifying the many opportunities and constraints related to the social development of a community; appraisal of the impact of such opportunities and constraints on a planned health project or programme; and the effective planning and implementation of health and social interventions.
Teaching, learning and assessment
Teaching comprises a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, case studies, simulation exercises and projects. Assessment is continuous and incorporates assignments, action plans and projects.
Teaching hours and attendance
Each module which you study on campus will require you to attend classes and carry out independent work. Your attendance requirements at QMU will depend on which module you are studying and whether you are studying full or part time. Modules usually require two sessions of three hours in class plus around 10-12 hours of work each week consisting of preparatory class work with colleagues and on web based learning platforms as well as independent study. Subsequent to class contact, 3 weeks are given to prepare the written assignment.
15 credits: Gender, Health and Development/ Project Design and Management/ Two from elective modules. Please contact [email protected]
Former IGHD students work in a variety of settings including as Health Advisors for Save the Children UK and Oxfam, Médecins Sans Frontières, Senior Coordinator for International Operations at Partners in Health, Policy Development Officer in Scottish NGOs, Public Health Policy Worker for first nation communities in northern Canada, humanitarian workers for Islamic Relief, Internships at WHO as well as progressing to PhD studies.
Focus on the impact of social development including globalisation, inequality, poverty, role of civil society and gender relations with health and wellbeing.
Applied and practical learning of frameworks and tools for use in planning and implementing health and social programmes in resource poor and middle income countries.
Teaching and learning is student centred, drawing on the experiences of what is normally an extremely diverse and international group of students.
honours degree or diploma, preferably in a health-related or social science area. Relevant professional or practical experience is preferred.