• Offered by School of Medicine and Psychology
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Health Science
  • Areas of interest Health
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Rosalie Aroni
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2024
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  • STEM Course

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:

  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

  1. Tutorial Assessments - weekly pre tutorial reading (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. Tutorial Assessment - Quiz (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  3. Student Global Health Conference Presentation (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  4. Critical Analysis Assessment (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  5. End of Semester Examination (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:

  • Face-to face component which may consist of 1 x 2 hour lecture plus 1 x 2 hour tutorial per week.
  • Approximately 82 hours of self-directed study which will include preparation for lectures, presentations and other assessment tasks.

Guests who are experts in their fields will be invited to speak in lectures across the semester. Students are strongly encouraged to attend and actively engage in these sessions.

Inherent Requirements

No specific inherent requirements have been identified for this course.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 24 units towards a degree.

Prescribed Texts

None. Please check WATTLE for weekly readings.

Assumed Knowledge

HLTH1001 and HLTH1002


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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $4440
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $6720
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7676 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 In Person N/A

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