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Introduction to Global and Public Health, 2021/22, Semester B03
Stephen Pearson
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Birn, A.E., Pillay, Y., and Holtz, T.H. 2018. Textbook of international health : global health in a dynamic world.. 4th 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 (IHME). 2018. Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Seattle, WA: IHME.

Merson, M.H., Black, R.E., and Mills, A.J. 2020. Global health : diseases, programs, systems, and policies. 4th ed. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

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:

People's Health Movement.; Medact.; Health Poverty Action.; Medico International (Organization); Third World Network.; Asociación Latinoamericana de Medicina Social. 2017 Global health watch 5 : an alternative world health report.

Meier, B.M., Gostin, L.O. (Eds). 2018. Human rights in global health : rights-based governance for a globalizing world. NY : Oxford 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.

Barnes, A., Brown, G.W., and Harman, S. 2016. Understanding global health and development partnerships: Perspectives from African and global health system professionals. Social Science & Medicine, 159. pp. 22-29.

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. 2020. Academic skills [Online]. Available from:

University of Leeds Library. 2020. 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. 2020. Referencing [Online]. Available from:

University of Leeds Library. 2020. 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 27/10/2020