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 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2018 (Online)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe and critique the terms International Health and Global Health
  2. Critically evaluate health transitions and the relationships between poverty, development and other the social determinants of health
  3. Understand and describe current cross cutting issues and evidenced based responses in Global Health
  4. Identify and critique the role of current Groups and Organizations in Global Health and that of Development Assistance for Global Health.
  5. Develop a plan for an effective global health intervention
  6. 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
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.
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Assignments 1 & 2
  • Online Learning Activity: Online Assessment

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorials will be available for Callaghan on-campus students. Online delivery with provision of course notes supplemented by online discussion will be available for internal and external students.


Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Course Materials
  • Routledge Handbook of Global Public Health
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for PUBH6304
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