Global inequalities in health and opportunity are widely evident and not simply a product of individual choices but in part derive from the outcome of political, economic, societal, environmental, and international development decisions. Issues such as climate change, economic crisis and poor financial and health governance are common in developing and developed countries alike and have profound health effects. Addressing these health and related challenges requires a broad and coordinated approach to global development from different sectors and academic disciplines to formulate a more appropriate global development agenda.
Students should take 6 courses (36 credits) from the following list:
|Course (6 credits each)|
|POLI2106||Introduction to international relations|
|POLI3080||Global political economy|
|GHAD4002||The role and impact of private sector in health and development|
Health systems and financing OR
Seminar in major global health and development challenges OR
Bringing it all together: Seminar in planetary health
The minor option in Global Development in Asia is open to students from all Faculties, and the minimum entry requirement is a pass in ECON1210 Introductory Microeconomics or its equivalent.