GLOBAL HEALTH INITIATIVES

PHE3GHI

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will extend their understanding of the institutions, policies and programs that contribute to public health in the global context. Students will also consider Australia's response and contribution to international public health issues.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSimon Barraclough

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PHE2PHP or HLT2PHP

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse contemporary challenges in global health

Activities:
Students present seminars across a range of topics including infectious disease outbreaks and non-communicable diseases
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

02. Describe the impact of international agreements on Australian public health law and policy

Activities:
Lectures and seminars address historical and current initiatives to public health issues
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

03. Evaluate the role of key global health institutions and legal and policy frameworks in international public health issues

Activities:
Major assignment deals with the work of the World Health Organization
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

04. Assess Australia's role in international health

Activities:
Self-directed learning task focussing on climate change and Australia's response
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSimon Barraclough

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 32 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One minor assignment of 750 words20 01, 04
One 20-minute small group oral presentation20 01, 03
One 2000-word individual assignment50 01, 03
Participation: answering a short quiz on reading and completion of one independent learning task10 01, 02, 03, 04