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PUB HLTH 4090 - Global Public Health

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: 4220
Session: Late Add Session
Campus: North Terrace
Restriction: Available only to students enrolled in BHlthMedSc(Hons)
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Assessment: Quizzes, essays, group project, oral presentation

This course will allow students to develop a critical understanding of the drivers that have resulted in global health risks, especially different health outcomes between high and low income countries. Students will learn about measures of global burden of disease and how these can be used to understand global health challenges and health disparities between countries in terms of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Students will draw on their knowledge of epidemiology, health promotion and public health evaluation to analyse and evaluate global health challenges and responses, and develop a critical appreciation of the health system and policy levers that can be used to improve health outcomes. They will also learn about the role of international agencies (e.g. World Health Organisation, World Bank, IMF, Gates Foundation, UNICEF, AusAid), how these articulate with the work done at a national and local level, and how coordinated global action is required to tackle many of the most pressing global health challenges.

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Commonwealth supported
Full fee paying

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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
4220 Tue 16/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
23427 SE01 5 5 19 Sep - 23 Sep Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9am - 5pm Lower Napier, LG24, Teaching Room
23428 SE02 5 5 19 Sep - 23 Sep Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9am - 5pm MyUni, OL, Online Class