• 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
  • Course convener
    • Dr Rosalie Aroni
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in 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.

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.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment 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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2 hours of face-to-face lectures and 2 hours of face-to-face tutorials per week.

Prescribed Texts


Preliminary Reading



Assumed Knowledge

HLTH1001 and HLTH1002


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4260
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $6060
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4852 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person View

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