Global Health (10008.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Public Health||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Assumed knowledgeBasic statistics.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||Flexible||Dr Ro McFarlane|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Flexible||Prof Shawn Somerset|
The following is the recommended text and learning resources for the unit:
1. Jacobsen, K. 2019. Introduction to Global Health 3rd ed, Jones and Bartlett Publishers: Burlington MA, USA
2. Open access- global health online resources will mainly be used.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assignments should be submitted through Canvas. To ensure academic integrity all submissions will be subjected to text matching software, known as URKUND. Students are expected to familiarise themselves with URKUND and how to self-check and submit their assignments using the URKUND platform. In this unit, written assignments submitted only through this system will be assessed.
For additional information on the text matching software visit: http://learnonline.canberra.edu.au/mod/book/tool/print/index.php?id=629001
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
In view of the restrictions due to COVID-19, unit delivery has been modified to enable students to complete the unit remotely. It is recommended that students attend the online, real-time, timetabled sessions where possible.
It is expected that students participate in all learning opportunities in this unit, and complete all activities within the learning modules, including directed and self directed study, and actively participate in scheduled face to face or online sessions via the Canvas Virtual Room. Participating in class discussions to clarify concepts and to develop confidence with professional communication and verbally expressing ideas can be helpful for students and also supports the learning of student peers. Furthermore, participation in classroom sessions enables students to ask questions and develop professional behaviours and accountability for safe practice.
The Global Experiencehas been organised to enhance student learning and international exposure. It is required that students attend these sessions and interact with their global peers and academics. An assessment item is link to attendance. Please contact the convenor if you will have issues attending these sessions.
Required IT skills
General IT skills.
You will require computer skills to access the internet and be able to upload to the ‘Canvas' university site submissions using ‘word' and PowerPoint formats. This unit may involve online meetings in real-time using a virtual room. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, please visit the UCLearn Student Help link.
For the Global Health Experience you will require access to Zoom and Google Docs
No external field work is required
Virtual field work (Global Health Experience) is funded by a TIGER grant
Work placement, internships or practicums
Style Guide for written assessment(formatting)
Unless otherwise instructed (on Canvas or in writing), all written assessment pieces (formative and summative) must conform to the following requirements:
- Headings in bold, maximum font size 16 pt.
- Font size: 12 pt – Times New Roman
- Margins no less than 1.5cm on all sides.
- Page number at the bottom right-hand corner of footer.
- Student identification number (number only) at the top right-hand corner of the header.
- References are given in the APA/Vancouver style (chronological numeric) only. The UC library referencing guide will be used to assess formatting which can be found on the library website at https://canberra.libguides.com/c.php?g=599301&p=4149536
- Assignment requirements (first page) as per Section 5b above.
- Any word limits specified in the assignment (in this Unit Outline or in task descriptions on Canvas) will EXCLUDE all tables, figures, appendices, and references (unless otherwise stated).
- Submission which exceed the specified word (or page) length will be truncated at the word (or page) limit and only assessed to this point