GLOBAL HEALTH INITIATIVES

PHE3GHI

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will extend their understanding of the institutions, policies and programmes that contribute to public health in a 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-ordinatorAlison Hughes

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. Demonstrate an understanding of current problems in global health

Activities:
All elements of the subject are concerned with current problems in global health
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)

02. Demonstrate an understanding of key global health institutions

Activities:
These are the subject of several lectures, seminars and assigments
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. Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and policy framework and processes of international public health

Activities:
These are the subject of several lectures, seminars and assignments
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. Discuss the agenda and the key program areas of the World Health Organization

Activities:
Major assignment deals with the work of the World Health Organization
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)

05. Discuss the Millennium Development Goals in relation to health

Activities:
MDGs are a designated seminar topic and are referred to in lectures and prescribed reading
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)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

06. Analyse how international agreements influence Australian public health law and policy

Activities:
International law and its ramifications for Australian legal and policy practice is covered in lectures, prescribed reading and assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

07. Discuss Australia's role in international health

Activities:
Australia's internatiional health role is covered in several lectures and seminars
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)

08. Analyse the relationship between security and health on a global level

Activities:
Health security is the subject of a lecture and seminar
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

09. Discuss the role of public health professionals in the prevention and management of infectious diseases of international public health importance, including malaria, tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus

Activities:
Infectious diseases are the subject of several seminar sessions
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)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

10. Demonstrate an understanding of responses to global health emergencies

Activities:
Dealt with in lectures and seminars
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
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)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteve Begg

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 face-to-face.
"One 1-hour lecture per week."

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 2-hour seminar per week."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual report on the group presentation20 01, 02, 03, 06, 07
One 20-minute small group assignment presentation20 01, 02, 03, 06, 07
One 2000-word individual assignment50 01, 02, 04, 06
Seminar participation10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlison Hughes

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 face-to-face.

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*
Individual report on the group presentation20 01, 02, 03, 06, 07
One 20-minute small group assignment presentation20 01, 02, 03, 06, 07
One 2000-word individual assignment50 01, 02, 04, 06
Seminar participation10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10