Global Health

10 Units

This course will focus on health issues that transcend national boundaries and on regions disproportionately affected by poverty and ill-health. It will bring together participants to share experiences, and to further their understanding of the relationships between poverty, development, social and other determinants of health, and of global health emergencies. A series of case studies will be used to explore and illustrate these issues. Students will apply their learning to a global health priority area and develop a plan for a local intervention that contributes to improving global health.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Medicine and Public Health
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

On successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate health transitions and the relationships between poverty, development and other social determinants of health.
  2. Develop a plan for an effective global health intervention.
  3. Understand health impacts and prioritise actions in response to global emergencies and population displacement.

This course will be designed with 10 modules,which will include the following:

  1. Health for All
  2. Health, wealth and Development
  3. Infectious Diseases
  4. Non communicable Diseases
  5. Sexual and Reproductive Health
  6. Child & Adolescent Health
  7. Mental Health
  8. Project Design: the Logical Framework Approach
  9. Environmental Health
  10. Emergencies and Population Displacement
Replacing Course(s) Not Applicable
Transition Not Applicable
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Students will have a qualification or experience in a health-related field, and will have an understanding of the basic principles of public health.
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
External Mode
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Case Study
Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Weekly Blackboard Exercises Written assignments
Contact Hours
  • Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for PUBH6304

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