International Health: Cross-Cultural and Critical Social Science Perspectives
This course explores how different dimensions of globalisation influence the making of international health. The uneven nature of many globalisation processes (such as the transnationalisation of: market/corporate capitalism, post-welfare policies, new technologies, population movements, consumerist cultural values and attitudes, financial crisis, food and environments insecurities, as well ethnic conflicts and violence) will be analysed in terms of their consequences for public health in different social contexts. The course will help students to develop a better understanding of the major challenges posed by the globalising world to health and well-being in 21 Century and the roles that different agents/bodies play in dealing with global health problems.
|Faculty||Faculty of Education and Arts|
|School||School of Humanities and Social Science|
Semester 1 - 2015
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
This course will introduce students to major issues in international health, global social change and inequality. The aim will be to explore the socio-economic, cultural and political determinants of health at the global/international level by focusing on inequalities in the distribution of risks, responsibilities, power and opportunities across and within societies. The course provides students with an opportunity to broaden their views by adopting a global/international perspective in their inquiry into the main social, cultural, economic and political determinants of public health.
The course will focus specifically on global inequalities (both within and between societies) and the ways in which public health issues can be solved through developing and applying a global justice view. Substantive topics may be drawn from a range of areas including: theoretical approaches to health and development; gender/caste/class and health inequalities; poverty and population problems; HIV/AIDS in Africa; geographically-specific health concerns; civil conflicts and their impacts on health and well-being; recent bio-technological advancements such as GM food production, nano-technologies, etc.; and, international health policies.
Topics are likely to include:
|Assumed Knowledge||Undergraduate degree majoring in a Social Sciences, Health, or related discipline.|
|Timetable||2015 Course Timetables for SOCA6100|