Global Health PG (10055.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Public Health||Post Graduate Level|| 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. Demonstrate an integrated understanding of key concepts, metrics, measurement techniques, and frameworks used in examining global health issues;
2. Critically analyse the distribution of health and disability around the world including emerging global health threats;
3. Present a coherent and sustained argument critiquing the impact of globalization, population dynamics and climate change on global public health and the linkages between global and local health issues;
4. Evaluate major global initiatives for disease prevention and health promotion and analyse the roles and agendas of major players in global health; and
5. Demonstrate a deep understanding of ethical and human rights concerns in global health.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
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
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Dr Ro McFarlane|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||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 resources available online will mainly be used.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assignments should be submitted through Canvas.
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.
The unit will be delivered as a hybrid model with recorded online lectures and face to face live tutorials. Online participation via the Canvas virtual room will be facilitated for students unable to attend the tutorials (although attendance is strongly recommended). The unit delivery in the semester may be changed to comply with the latest COVID-19 guidelines issued by the ACT government, and as deemed necessary by the University of Canberra.
Inclusion and engagement
Students are encouraged to contact the unit convenor early and discuss support requirements that would facilitate unit learning and successful unit completion.
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 Experience has been organised to enhance student learning and international exposure. We require students to attend these sessions in Weeks 5, 6, 7 and 9 and to
interact with tglobal peers and academics to gain invaluable skills in cross-cultural global health. If this is a problem please discuss with the unit convenor
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.
This will be conducted online using zoom and freely available online tools to facilitate international collaboration. Please ensure you can access zoom and google these for weeks 5, 6, 7, 9
The Global Experience is a virtual international exchange funded through a TIGER grant. There is no cost to students.
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 (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).