phe5ipo international health policy



Not currently offered

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.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSally Fawkes

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites One of PHE4POL or PHE5POL or 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 global healthPrescribedBirn, Pillay & Holtz.. 4th edn. 2017OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically analyse major policy drivers, institutions, issues, tensions and debates in global health and evaluate how they influence contemporary policy development.

Online lectures, guest lectures, discussion groups

02. Apply the capacity for critical assessment of contemporary trends and developments in global health policy.

Online lectures, guest lectures, discussion groups, book reviews

03. Demonstrate relevant knowledge and skills for analysing, advocating and developing global health policy.

Online lectures, guest lectures, discussion groups, book reviews, team work, advocacy

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