Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students learn about institutions and frameworks for international health policy national health development and global health governance, improving health services, making and implementing policies in a global context, and health policy changes and challenges. This subject will be taught at the City Campus, and will be provided in block mode.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEvelyne de Leeuw

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites One of PHE4POL, PHE5POL, PHE4HPA or PHE5HPA


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions offered subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.Students will be expected to be familiar with basic frameworks of public health policy before commencing the course.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMaking sense of global health governancePrescribedBuse, Hein & Drager (eds). 2009.PALGRAVE MCMILLAN.
ReadingsText book of international healthPrescribedBirn, Pillay & Holtz. 2009.OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size80

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEvelyne de Leeuw

Class requirements

Six 1.5 hours tutorial per study period and delivered via online.
"Reflective tutorials"

Six 3.0 hours tutorial per study period and delivered via face-to-face.

Six 2.0 hours lecture per study period and delivered via online.


Assessment elementComments%
one 1,000-word assignmentBook review25
one 2,500-word assignmentPolicy analysis50
one class group presentationSmall groups of up to five, topic to be decided on a current issue25