- Code HLTH2002
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU Medical School
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Health Science
- Areas of interest Health, Medicine and the Body, Health
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Rosalie Aroni
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2019
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This course outlines and examines global health issues, using both theories and practices to analyse the new challenges, actors and governance of health. Key stakeholders in global health and their roles, including the World Health Organisation, World Bank, the World Trade Organization, philanthropic and private actors, and public/private partnerships are identified and discussed. Major global health policy and development initiatives - in particular, the Sustainable Development Goals - and the translation of these goals and policies into practice are outlined and critically examined. For those students with a view to a role in key health agencies, this course provides an insight into the dynamic changes that face the global community in terms of health. For those interested in policy and international relations, this course offers detailed examination of global health and global and local health governance. Case studies are presented to highlight the key arenas in which global health issues play out.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Define global health and global health policy and apply that knowledge in analysis of global health issues;
- Identify and critically examine the roles of key stakeholders in global health and their impact on changes in global health agendas;
- Critically examine the translation of global health policies into local health program development and implementation;
- Evaluate the shift from the Millenium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals and apply this knowledge to the health domain;
- Critically discuss the global burden of disease and intersections with the epidemiological transition, environmental effects, socioeconomic and cultural determinants and gender.
Indicative AssessmentAssessment will be based on:
- Tutorial summative assessments 20% (LO - 1-5)
- Group presentation 25% (LO - 1-5)
- 2000 word Essay 25% (LO -1-5)
- Exam 30% (LO - 1-5)
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Workload2 hours of face-to-face lectures and 2 hours of face-to-face tutorials per week.
Assumed KnowledgeHLTH1001 and HLTH1002
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