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LÄÄKA465 Global Poverty 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Basic studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
School of Medicine

Learning outcomes

After the successful completion of the course, a student
- knows the basic theories of poverty in economics and in social science
- knows major politics and key policies related to poverty that have global relevance
- can identify main types of conditions (crises, risks, geography) that shape the nature of poverty
- learns the main features on how poverty is linked to health and education
- understands how poverty can be measured and documented in various ways
- can write an essay on global poverty

General description

I Orientation:

-Watching at least 2 video lectures of 2015 course recordings

- Watching a distinctive collection of videos on poverty

-Reading a book or 2-3 articles from the list given

-Participation in a web-debate at the Moodle site

II Process writing (see learning methods below: essay)

III Blog writing (see learning methods below: blog)

Enrolment for University Studies

Enrolment time has expired


Mikko Perkiö, Teacher responsible
MSocSc Marko Ulvila, Teacher

Homepage URL


7-Mar-2016 – 13-May-2016
Lectures 24 hours Web-based
Mon 7-Mar-2016 at 15-16, A2b Main building, Introduction to the course with a lecture
Seminar 6 hours
Group 1
Fri 1-Apr-2016 at 8-11, C1 Main Building, Presenting the concept paper in a seminar
Wed 20-Apr-2016 at 8-11, K106, Linna, Presenting the essay in a seminar
Fri 1-Apr-2016 at 8-11, C2 Main building, Presenting the concept paper in a seminar
Wed 20-Apr-2016 at 8-11, K 107, Linna, Presenting the essay in a seminar
Group 3
Mon 4-Apr-2016 at 15-18, A208 Arvo, Presenting the concept paper in a seminar
Wed 20-Apr-2016 at 15-18, B240 Arvo, Presenting the essay in a seminar
Group work 15 hours Web-based
Independent work 90 hours


Numeric 1-5.

Evaluation criteria

Seminar attendance (100 %). The course will be graded 1-5 based on the active participation in the live sessions & performing duties at the Moodle (20%), the course essay (70%) and the blog text/comment on the blog text in process (10%).

Study materials

Course's keynote lecture recordings from 2015

Books and journal articles and other reports.

Documentary videos.

Further information



Orientation part ends with Moodle discussion.

1) Student should form one sound question/argument and support it with 100 words argumentation

2) Student should give two different 50 word comments on the questions/arguments of the fellow students. One of those should be addressed on such question/argument that has not been commented or is an object of little discussion so far

Moodle will also be used for distributing papers and comments.

Moodle provides links to the video materials used at the course.

There will be a brief ‘multiple choice’ tests in each section making sure you have gained the key message from the video based material.


Each student must participate in two seminar sessions.


Each student prepares a 2000-word paper including 5-15 references on freely chosen topic on global poverty. The seminar session are held to produce ideas and comments that help everyone's writing process. Instructions will be given later.


In addition to commenting papers, within the mid-paper seminars about 5-6 best blog ideas (indicating instantly higher section-grades for these students) are chosen and 4-5 commentators for each of these are selected (good comments are valued). Blog posts go to the blog site of the program for Global Health and Development Writing at https://www.uta.fi/globalhealth.