Faculty of Medicine
Global Development in Asia
Offered As: Minor
URL: https://www.ghd.sph.hku.hk/minor-options
*Open to students of other Faculties:
Credits: 36
What is it about? 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.
Offering Faculty/ Department/ School/Institute Faculty of Medicine

Pre-requisite requirements and/or other conditions for declaring the major/minor For BASc(GHD) students:
GHAD1002 Introductory economics and finance

For non-BASc(GHD) students:
ECON1210 Introductory microeconomics; and
ECON1220 Introductory macroeconomics

Students are required to complete 36 credits of the following courses subject to the University’s regulations on credit double-counting:
ECON2262, POLI2106, POLI3080, GHAD4002; GHAD1003/GHAD3002 or LLAW3027;
GHAD4003 or GHAD4004

Courses may be offered in an alternate semesters/academic years.
Career opportunities Please check with the School of Public Health or CEDARS (Careers & Placement) for further information.
Further information https://www.ghd.sph.hku.hk/minor-options
Contact ghdsph@hku.hk
* Note: Students pursuing curricula with major / minor programme(s) must complete at least one major programme from their home Faculties upon graduation. Disclaimer: The information mainly applies to students admitted in 2023-24 and thereafter. For students from different cohorts, the information is only for reference. Please check with Faculty/offering department for details. The pre-requisite requirements / conditions are subject to changes by Faculties from time to time, and students are advised to check with their Faculty Office in case of doubt.