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.
Availability2021 Course Timetables
- Semester 1 - 2021
- Semester 1 - 2021
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Describe some basic terms related to Global Health;
2. Explain and critically evaluate health transitions and the relationships between poverty, development and other the social determinants of health;
3. Identify and critique the role of current Groups and Organizations in Global Health and that of Development Assistance for Global Health;
4. Analyse current cross cutting issues and evidence based responses in Global Health; and
5. Discuss different health impacts in response to global emergencies and population displacement.
This course will include the following topics:
- Health for All;
- Health, Wealth and Development;
- Infectious Diseases;
- Non Communicable Diseases;
- Sexual and Reproductive Health;
- Child & Adolescent Health;
- Mental Health;
- Environmental Health; and
- Emergencies and Population Displacement.
Students will have a qualification or experience in a health-related field, and will have an understanding of the basic principles of public health.
Written Assignment: Assignment 1
Written Assignment: Assignment 2
Online Learning Activity: Online Learning Activity
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 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self-Directed 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.