Global Health

Course code PUBH6304Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn 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.
ContentThis 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
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeStudents 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 DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
External Mode
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsWeekly Blackboard Exercises
Written assignments
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PUBH6304