Globalisation and health, with TNCs

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An AS Level Health Lesson linking health to globalisation. See last two slides for more information and notes

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  • Discuss, unpick, what do they think?
  • Removing ‘barriers’ to tradeThe sharing of information across boarders/oceansThe spreading of ideas, cultures,religionsThink trading
  • This slide describes the link between globalisation and TNCs and can be used as a platform for discussion on each point, considering the positive and negative implications. This is to assess the understanding of the terms and draw together previous knowledge.
  • Fear- HIV/AIDs and spreading due to globalisation, SARS!MECS fear of migrants with poor health, financial burden?Tobacco and fast food flowing from MEDC to LEDC- lifestyle, role models, Reliance on TNC within LEDC, acceptance of practices which are illegal in HQ country?Sharing healthcare information, through professionalsInfluenza WHO detect and assist
  • GlaxoSmithKline- TNC
  • GSK what do they do? More information on p 271 Smith and Knill
  • Generic information on what they are (http://pharmaceutical.askdefine.com/ provide some basic info to start with)
  • Before Read pages 296-300 in D.Redfern book. 10 mins, test them, peer mark and discuss with textbook
  • Globalisation and health, with TNCs

    1. 1. The process by which people, their ideas and their activities(economic, social and political) in previously relatively separated parts of the world become interconnected, integrated, drawn to the same social space at the same historical time.
    2. 2. Globalisation
    3. 3. Production of goods and servicesDriving force behind economic globalisation GLOBALISATIONFew parts of the world where they do nothave importance A firm that has the power to coordinate and control operations in TNC more than one country, even if it does not own them
    4. 4. Globalisation & Health Migration-Infection impact on FEAR MEDC Reliance- Assistance TNC across boardersTobacco,fast food Sharing info
    5. 5. Pharmaceutical companies…• commercial business• They research, develop, market and/or distribute drugs• They can deal in generic/brandBUT various laws and regulations on patenting,testing and marketing of drugs they must abide by
    6. 6. Quick Test time!1) What is the difference between branded and generic medicines?2) Why are branded medicines more expensive?3) What is meant by the ‘essential drugs’ list by the WHO?4) Where do Pharmaceutical companies focus their research and why?5) Describe two criticisms of Pharmaceutical companies
    7. 7. These are a series of resources that I haveadapted from internet searches and the relevanttextbooks used are in the notes sections.Carr, J. 2nd in department St Bees School.
    8. 8. Slide notesslide 2: Removing ‘barriers’ to trade, The sharing of information acrossboarders/oceans, The spreading of ideas, cultures,religionsThink tradingSlide 3: This slide describes the link between globalisation and TNCsand can be used as a platform for discussion on each point,considering the positive and negative implications. This is to assess theunderstanding of the terms and draw together previous knowledge.Slide 4: Fear- HIV/AIDs and spreading due to globalisation, SARS!1.MEDCS fear of migrants with poor health, financial burden?2.Tobacco and fast food flowing from MEDC to LEDC- lifestyle, role models,3.Reliance on TNC within LEDC, acceptance of practices which are illegal in HQ country?4.Sharing healthcare information, through professionals5.Influenza WHO detect and assist

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