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Introduction to Global and Public Health, 2019/20, Semester 1
Stephen Pearson
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Birn, A.E., Pillay, Y., and Holtz, T.H. 2009. Textbook of international health : global health in a dynamic world.. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Buse, K, and Hawkes, S. 2015. Health in the sustainable development goals: ready for a paradigm shift? Globalization and health. 11(13).

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. 2013. The global burden of disease: generating evidence, guiding policy. Seattle IHME. -

Merson, M.H., Black, R.E., and Mills, A.J. 2012. Global health : diseases, programs, systems, and policies. 3rd ed. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Blakely, T., Hales, S., Kieft, C., Wilson, N., and Woodward, A. 2005. The global distribution of risk factors by poverty level. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 83(2), pp.118-126.

Hawkes, S., and Buse, K. 2013. Gender and global health: evidence, policy, and inconvenient truths. Lancet., 381, pp.1783-1787.

Labonte, R., Shcrecker, T., and Gupta, A.S. 2005. Health for some: death, disease and disparity in a globalizing era. Toronto: Centre for Social Justice.

World Bank. 2012. World Development Report 2012. Gender, equity and development. Washington: World Bank. Available from:

Benatar, S., and Brock, G. eds. 2011. Global health and global health ethics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

WHO. 2008. Human rights, health and poverty reduction strategies. Geneva: WHO. Available from:

Backman, G. et al. 2008. Health systems and the right to health: an assessment of 194 countries. Lancet., 372(9655), pp.2047-2085.

Buse, K., Harmer, A.M. 2007. Seven habits of highly effective global public–private health partnerships: Practice and potential. Social science & medicine.. 64(2), pp.259–271.

Marchal. B. Cavalli, A., and Kegels, G. 2009. Global health actors claim to support health system strengthening - is this reality or rhetoric? PLoS medicine.. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000059.

Szlezák, N.A. et al. 2010. The global health system: actors, norms, and expectations in transition. PLoS medicine.. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000183.


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Walley, J., and Wright, J. eds. 2010. Public health : an action guide to improving health.. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Peters D.H., El-Saharty S., Siadat B., Janovsky K., and Vujicic, M. eds. 2009. Improving health service delivery in developing countries: from evidence to action. Washington DC: World Bank.

Frenk, J. 2010. The global health system: strengthening national health systems as the next step for global progress. PLoS medicine, 7(1), e1000089.

WHO. 2008. The world health report 2008 : primary health care : now more than ever ISBN: 9789241563734; 9241563737. Geneva: WHO.

WHO Maximizing Positive Synergies Collaborative Group. 2009. An assessment of interactions between global health initiatives and country health systems. Lancet.. 373(9681), pp.2137-2169.

WHO. 2008. Closing the gap in a generation: health equity through action on the social determinants of health: final report of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health. Geneva: WHO.

Abel-Smith, B. 1994. An introduction to health: policy, planning, and financing. Harlow: Longman.

Buse, K., Mays, N., and Walt, G. 2005. Making health policy. Milton Keynes: Open University Press.

Green, A. 2007. An introduction to health planning for developing health systems. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Mills, A and Kent Ranson, M (2006) The design of health systems, In, Merson, Black and Mills eds (2006: 513-552) International Public Health, Diseases, Programs, Systems and Policies, Jones and Bartlett, USA

McLoughlin, C., and Walton, O. 2012. Measuring results: Topic guide. Birmingham: GSDRC, University of Birmingham. Available from:

World Bank. 2004. Monitoring and evaluation: some tools, methods & approaches. Washington DC: World Bank. Available from:

Joint Learning Initiative. 2004. Human resources for health: overcoming the crisis. Global Equity Institute, Harvard University. Available from:

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. 2017. Financing global health 2017: funding Universal Health Coverage and the unfinished HIV/AIDS agenda. Seattle: IHME -

WHO, 2010. Financing for Universal Health Coverage. World Health Report 2010. Geneva: WHO. Available from:

Kutzin, J. 2013. Health financing for universal coverage and health system performance: concepts and implications for policy. Bulletin of the World Health Organization., 91(8), pp.602-611.

Cohn, J., Russell, A., Baker, B., Kayongo, A., Wanjiku, E., and Davis, P. 2011. Using global health initiatives to strengthen health systems: A civil society perspective. Global public health. ISSN: 1744-1692; 1744-1706.: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice. 6(7), pp.687-702.

Doyle, C., and Patel, P. 2008. Civil society organisations and global health initiatives: problems of legitimacy. Social science & medicine.. 66(9), pp.1928–1938.


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Epidemiology and statistics

Coggon, D., Rose, G. and Barker, D.J.P. 2003. Epidemiology for the uninitiated (5th ed.) London: BMJ Publications.

Walley, J., and Wright, J. eds. 2010. Public health : an action guide to improving health.. Chapter 2. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Farmer, R., and Lawrenson, R. 2004. Lecture notes epidemiology and public health medicine (5th ed.) Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Friis, R.H., and Sellers, T.A. 2009. Epidemiology for public health practice, fourth edition : student study guide (4th edition). Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Gold, M.R., Stevenson, D., and Fryback, D.J. 2002. HALYS AND QALYS AND DALYS, OH MY: Similarities and Differences in Summary Measures of Population Health. Annu. Rev. Public health.  23, pp.115–34.

Kroeger, A., Montoya-Aguilar, C., Bichmann, W., Goergen, R., and Diaz, S.J. 1997. The use of epidemiology in local health planning : a training manual. London: Zed Books.

Krieger, N. 2011. Epidemiology and the people's health : theory and context. New York: Oxford University Press.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2012. Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice (3rd edition) [Accessed 26 June 2018] 

Bowers, D. 2008. Medical statistics from scratch : an introduction for health professionals. Chichester: Wiley.  

Campbell, M.J. and Machin, D. 2007. Medical statistics : a commonsense approach (4th ed.) Chichester: Wiley.

Harris, M. and Taylor, G. (2014, 2008). Medical statistics made easy (3rd or 2nd ed.) Banbury: Scion.

Kirkwood, B.R. 2014.  Essentials of medical statistics (3rd edition). London: Blackwell Science.


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Key skills

University of Leeds Library. 2018. Academic skills [Online]. Available from:

University of Leeds Library. 2018. Information sources and databases: medicine [Online]. Available from:

Greenhalgh, T. various. How to read a paper. British Medical Journal. [Online]. Available from:

Williams, D. 2002. Writing skills in practice : a practical guide for health professionals ISBN: 1853026492 (pbk) . London: Jessica Kingsley.

Belbin, R.M. 1993. Team roles at work: A strategy for human resource management. Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann.

University of Leeds Library. 2018. Referencing [Online]. Available from:

University of Leeds Library. 2018. Academic integrity and plagiarism [Online]. Available from:

Northedge, A. 2005. The good study guide. Milton Keynes: The Open University.

Williams, K. and Reid, M. 2011. Time management ISBN: 9780230299603 (pbk.) : £5.99; 0230299601 (pbk.) : £5.99: pocket study guide. Basingstoke: MacMillan.

Neville, C. 2009. How to improve your assignment results ISBN: 0335234372 (pbk.) : £12.99; 9780335234363 (hbk.) : £40.99; 0335234364 (hbk.) : £40.99; 9780335234370 (pbk.) : £12.99. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

McMillan K., and Weyers, J. 2010. Improving your marks, in How to write essays and assignments. Harlow: Prentice Hall.


This list was last updated on 27/06/2018