• Class Number 4852
  • Term Code 2930
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Rosalie Aroni
    • Dr Rosalie Aroni
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 25/02/2019
  • Class End Date 31/05/2019
  • Census Date 31/03/2019
  • Last Date to Enrol 04/03/2019
SELT Survey Results

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.

Learning Outcomes

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:
  1. Define global health and global health policy and apply that knowledge in analysis of global health issues;
  2. Identify and critically examine the roles of key stakeholders in global health and their impact on changes in global health agendas;
  3. Critically examine the translation of global health policies into local health program development and implementation;
  4. Evaluate the shift from the Millenium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals and apply this knowledge to the health domain;
  5. Critically discuss the global burden of disease and intersections with the epidemiological transition, environmental effects, socioeconomic and cultural determinants and gender.

Research-Led Teaching

All lecturers will make use of evidence drawn from relevant disciplinary research to benefit student learning and outcomes. Some may share their own research findings which will provide students with special insights into the specific fields discussed.

Required readings and other resources will be provided for each session (lectures and tutorials) and listed (or uploaded) on Wattle throughout the course.

However, you might find the following web sites useful this semester:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/
  • World Health Organisation https://www.who.int/
  • World Bank http://www.worldbank.org/
  • GAVI The Vaccine Alliance https://www.gavi.org/

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • Written comments on assignments;
  • Verbal comments;
  • Feedback to the whole class;
  • To groups; and
  • To individuals.

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Other Information

Please note that lecture topics may change due to availability of guest lecturers - you will be notified in advance if this is the case.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Global Health as a Concept: Theories to governance models
2 From the MDGs to the SDGs: Global health policy, the UN and member state,: new actors and complex partnerships, emerging challenges, disparate resources
3 11 March Canberra Day Burden of Disease: Key Case Studies (Online Materials)
4 Infectious Disease and Global Health: HIV, Malaria, TB and emerging diseases
5 Global Food Security: Food borne disease and field epidemiology
6 1. Environment and health: theories about climate change 2. Ecological disasters: Health & disaster management Quiz due
7 22 April Easter Monday & 25 April ANZAC Day Infectious diseases continued (online materials)
8 Non-communicable Disease: Epidemiological transitions and consequences
9 1.Reproductive health and maternal and child health 2.Life stages across the globe: theories and practices Essay Due
10 Tobacco control: A global health issue
11 Biosecurity and Terrorism Prevention Student Global Health Conference Presentation
12 27 May - Reconciliation Day Exam Revision Tutorials

Tutorial Registration

Refer to Wattle

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Tutorial Assessments - Quiz 15 % 01/04/2019 23/04/2019 1,2,3,4,5
Tutorial Assessments - weekly pre tutorial reading 10 % 25/02/2019 31/05/2019 1,2,3,4,5
Essay 25 % 06/05/2019 24/05/2019 1,2,3,4,5
Student Global Health Conference Presentation 10 % 20/05/2019 31/05/2019 1,2,3,4,5
End of Semester Exam 40 % 06/06/2019 04/07/2019 1,2,3,4,5

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.


This one semester course will be taught over four hours contact time per week (one 2 hour lecture and one 2 hour tutorial per week), with associated readings and other resources. Tutorials are compulsory and will begin in Week 2. This course will include guest presentations by experts.


Please note, that where a date range is used in the Assessment Summary in relation to exams, the due date and return date indicate the approximate timeframe in which the exam will be held and results returned to the student (official end of Semester results released on ISIS). Students should consult the course wattle site and the ANU final examination timetable to confirm the date, time and venue of the exam.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 01/04/2019
Return of Assessment: 23/04/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

Tutorial Assessments - Quiz

This will be conducted in Week 6 in the tutorial session and will examine all materials from Weeks 1-5 inclusive. Results will be available in Week 7

Value: 15 %

Assessment Task 2

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 25/02/2019
Return of Assessment: 31/05/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

Tutorial Assessments - weekly pre tutorial reading

Students will be required to complete pre-tutorial reading from weeks 2-12 and submit their responses to the reading/s via a weekly template prior to their tutorial. The readings will be directly related to lecture material and learning in tutorial sessions.

Value: 10%

Students are expected to contribute on an on-going basis throughout the semester. The date range for this task comprises the start of the semester and the date final results are published on ISIS.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 25 %
Due Date: 06/05/2019
Return of Assessment: 24/05/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5


Students will be provided with essay topics in Week 2 of the course. The essay topics will be accompanied by a set of detailed instructions. These instructions will include presentation/formatting requirements and assessment rubrics.

This information will be available in Wattle by Week 2.

Value:: 25 %

Length of Essay: 2,500 words

Due date: 6th May (Week 9)

Estimated return date: (Week 11)

Assessment Task 4

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 20/05/2019
Return of Assessment: 31/05/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

Student Global Health Conference Presentation

Conference Presentation. Students will be asked to work in groups of 2-3 people to prepare a conference presentation. The Student Global Health Conference will take place in Week 11. Topics and detailed instructions will be available in Week 2 on Wattle.

Value: 10 %

Due Week 11

Returned Week 12

Assessment Task 5

Value: 40 %
Due Date: 06/06/2019
Return of Assessment: 04/07/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester Exam

The examination will include questions drawn from lecture material, tutorial sessions, required readings and other resources across the full semester. (Students will be provided with a practice exam in the final week of semester to assist in their study preparation)

Value: 40 %

The date range in the Assessment Summary indicates the start of the end of semester exam period and the date official end of semester results are released on ISIS. Please check the ANU final Examination Timetable http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/assessments-exams/examination-timetable to confirm the date, time and location exam.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:

  • Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item unless an extension has been granted.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Returning Assignments

Assignments will be returned to students in class.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

Dr Rosalie Aroni
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Research Interests

Health services research, quality of care, intersection between clinical, public and global health, public health, ethnicity and health, CVD, Diabetes, respiratory health,

Dr Rosalie Aroni

Dr Rosalie Aroni

Research Interests

Dr Rosalie Aroni

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