Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The subject examines the growing range of issues associated with Australia's international health relations in the fields of overseas aid, trade, tourism, international cooperation, treaty obligations and climate change. Domestic implications of these international relations are also analyzed. A historical and contemporary overview of  key international bodies involved in global health, especially the World Health Organization, is presented.  Participants are challenged to crticially analyze the interplay of foreign policy and health.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlison Hughes

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Offered subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsReadings will be accessible through the Library reading lists system.Recommended..

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and explore the health dimensions of Australia's treaties, foreign aid, trade and membership of international organizations

Lectures, presentations, audio-visual material, seminars and private readiing

02. Critically analyze the role of key state and non-state actors in global health

Lectures, presentations, audio-visual material, seminars, private reading

03. Apply concepts and theories in understanding health diplomacy

Lectures, seminars, private reading

04. Explain and evaluate the domestic consequences of international health relations

Lectures, seminars, private reading

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Summer 3, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlison Hughes

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 05 - 06
Six 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 06 and delivered via online.

Lecture/Seminar Week: 05 - 06
Eight 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays from week 05 to week 06 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
An assignment of 3,500 wordsStudents choose a set topic or negotiate their own topic dealing with international health relations.70 01, 02, 03, 04
An assignment of 1,500 wordsA set topic relating to the functions and performance of the World Health Organization.30 02, 03