Global Health (10008.2)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Health
|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 - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
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.
|Teaching start date
|29 July 2024
|Mr Sunil George
The following is the recommended text for the unit:
Birn, Anne- Emmanuell, Yogan Pillay and Timothy H. Holtz, Textbook of GLobal Health, 4th edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2017.
In addition to the recommended text, weekly readings will be provided.
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 cross cultural tutorials that are conducted you will require access to Zoom and Google Docs
No external field work is required
Virtual field work (Global Health Experience) and no costs are applicable for this component
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves work integrated learning: Simulation of cross cultural approaches to global health issues. Students must adhere to University policy during WIL activities, including the Student Conduct Rules 2018, the WIL Policy and WIL Procedure, and the Assessment Policy and Assessment Procedure.
This unit has pre-placement requirements. You must complete the following prior to commencement of your < Simulation of cross cultural approaches to global health issuest>.
- Complete all preparation activities prior to the start of the global learning simulation
As this is a virtual simulation, there are no other pre-placement requirements.
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
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