GLOBAL HEALTH INITIATIVES

PHE3GHI

2019

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-ordinatorDaryll Archibald

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. Review and examine contemporary challenges, including economic systems and social structures, 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,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
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. Critically evaluate the impact of international agreements on Australian public health policy.

Activities:
These are the subject of several lectures, seminars and assigments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
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 institutions and legal and policy frameworks in international public health issues.

Activities:
These are the subject of several lectures, seminars and assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
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. Contrast and analyse the workings of major stakeholders and systems in Australia and the impact this can have on international health.

Activities:
Major assignment deals with international health issues
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
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

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteve Begg

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 31
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 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*
Written short piece (500-words equivalent)Students will be asked to write a short piece on what can be understood by the concept of global health.10 01, 03
Written report (2,000-words equivalent)Students will be asked to submit a report in which they assess the historical strengths and weaknesses of the World Health Organization and the ways in which it might be reformed.40 01, 03
One 10-min group oral presentation (500-words equivalent, per student)Students will work together in a group to: 1. Present a discussion of the set topic based on required and further readings and also extra sources identified by the group, and 2. Lead the class discussion and invite participation of those attending the seminar. The purpose of the seminar presentation is to learn about the topic, further develop group work and communication skills, provide those attending wi20 01, 02, 03, 04
Workshop activities (1,500-words equivalent)Progressive learning tasks with teaching support to build learner knowledge and application. Multiple small tasks allows the student to build-on and develop their understanding and application. Associated workshop activities - 150 words 30 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDaryll Archibald

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 31
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 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*
Written short piece (500-words equivalent)Students will be asked to write a short piece on what can be understood by the concept of global health.10 01, 03
Written report (2,000-words equivalent)Students will be asked to submit a report in which they assess the historical strengths and weaknesses of the World Health Organization and the ways in which it might be reformed.40 01, 03
One 10-min group oral presentation (500-words equivalent, per student)Students will work together in a group to: 1. Present a discussion of the set topic based on required and further readings and also extra sources identified by the group, and 2. Lead the class discussion and invite participation of those attending the seminar. The purpose of the seminar presentation is to learn about the topic, further develop group work and communication skills, provide those attending wi20 01, 02, 03, 04
Workshop activities (1,500-words equivalent)Progressive learning tasks with teaching support to build learner knowledge and application. Multiple small tasks allows the student to build-on and develop their understanding and application. Associated workshop activities - 150 words 30 01, 02, 03, 04