Courses Catalogue

Health And Development

COURSE CODE: PDS 9127
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Doctor of philosophy of development studies programme
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

This course covers the various conceptions of health and of development, and their measurement; demographic and epidemiological transitions and their relationship with health and development; and disease, mortality and fertility and their social, economic and political implications. The course also covers health institutions and organisations at various levels and their relevance in fostering development.  

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, the students should be able to:

·         Explain the various interpretations of health

·         Show linkages between health and of development;

·         Describe the demographic and epidemiological transitions and how they affect health;

·         Explain the various social, economic and political implications of diseases and fertility; and

·         Understand the roles of health institutions and organisations in development.

 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students are expected to understand the concept of health in its various dimensions, how health impacts on demographic and epidemiological changes, the relevance of disease, mortality and fertility and the role of the relevant institutions or organisations in health and development in general.