Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


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

Learning outcomes

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:

  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. Environmental Health; and
  9. 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: Assignment 1

Written Assignment: Assignment 2

Online Learning Activity: Online Learning Activity

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

Self-Directed Learning

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.