Global Health (10008.2)
|Level:||Undergraduate Second Year Level|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Health|
|Discipline:||Discipline of Public Health|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2019 Semester 2 MR Shawn SOMERSET (Ph: +61 2 62015380 ) FLEXIBLE 2020 Semester 2 MR Shawn SOMERSET (Ph: +61 2 62015380 ) FLEXIBLE
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Global health has taken a new meaning and significance in the past two decades given increased globalization and emergence of new and shared health challenges. Introduction to Global Health addresses the most critical issues in global health and the interconnection between global and national health concerns and solutions. Students will learn about the impacts of globalization, demographic dynamics, and environmental change on global public health. They will be introduced to concepts and measures relevant to global public health and learn about the distribution of disease and mortality burden across the globe. The course also covers major global initiatives for disease prevention and health promotion as well as the key players in the global health system. The ultimate goal is to enable students develop skills in critical thinking in relation to global health issues.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Understand key concepts, metrics, measurement techniques, and frameworks used in examining global health issues;
2. Understand the distribution of health and disability around the world including emerging global health threats;
3. Understand impact of globalization, population dynamics and climate change on global public health and the linkages between global and local health issues;
4. Understand major global initiatives for disease prevention and health promotion and analyse the roles and agendas of major players in global health; and
5. Understand ethical and human rights concerns in global health.
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Semester 2, 2018
On-Campus Activities (Optional) and Online Content (FLEXIBLE)
- There will be FOUR assessments in this unit: two essays of no more than 2500 words (excluding references); a mid term exam to be admistered end of week 7 and a final exam to be held on week 15. The follwing is the grade distribution for the assessment items: Assignment 1: Essay on burden of disease on a country of your choice (20%); Assignment 2: Essay on health inequality in a country of your choice or across three or more countries Midterm exam: The exam will be admistered online at the Bruce campus . The exam will contain multiple choice, matching, true/false as well as questions that require short answers. It will be conducted as an open book exam, which means that students can bring lecture notes, photocopy materials amd their personal notes. Electronic devises (such as external drives, phones and USB sticks) are not permitted. Final exam: will be condcted in the same manner as the mid-term exam. Grades for tthe two assignments will be determined on the basis of accuracy, comprehensiveness, depth of interpretation and analytical insight to problems. Students are expected to make use of all potential reference materials for their assignment work and all submitted work should meet appropriate scientific writing styles and relevant University procedures. There is no group work component in this unit. All assignments will have to be completed by individual students. Students will be allowed to bring any material to the mid-term and final exams, except electronic devices. See the Canvas site for further details. (Assignment 1: 20%; Assignment 2: 20 %; Mid-term exam: 20%; Final exam: 40% )
- On-Campus Activities (Optional) and Online Content (FLEXIBLE)
- Semester 2, 2018
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