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Human Rights and Inclusive Global Health

Module Coordinator:Dr Hasheem Mannan
ECTS Value: 5

This module addresses the challenges of achieving ‘Health for All’* while taking into account the concepts and principles of human rights within the health sector. The module will enable students to improve their skills in applying and evaluating these rights.

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify factors that isolate marginalised groups in society from mainstream health services and which result in a lower quality of lifestyle than is available to the wider society in which they live
  • Critically review the extent to which the process of aid and development embodies some of the discriminatory practices that may disempower those in most need
  • Identify the key principles that underpin human rights discussions within the health sector
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the implications for health within the basic covenants for human rights
  • Explain the human rights principles in relation to all vulnerable populations:
    • Equity; Accessibility; Non-discrimination; and Accountability
  • Describe and discuss the implications on human rights of specific policies and strategies for prioritizing health interventions for vulnerable populations.
  • Formulate a strategy for a low income country to address equity in the accessibility to health care

Module Content
Introduction to Health and Human Rights
Vulnerable Populations and Right to Health
International/Regional Human Rights Instruments and Right to Health
United Nations Human Rights System and Right to Health
Civil Society and Right to Health
International/Development Aid and Right to Health

Methods of Teaching and Student Learning
This one week intensive module will be delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, student-led discussions and debates.

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