|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences|
This course provides students an introduction and inter-disciplinary examination of contemporary global issues, actors and policies. The field of global health has been transformed over the last few decades through an unprecedented increase in international aid for health programs in developing countries, along with a general rise in interest in global health issues coming from governments, multi-lateral organisations, civil society and the private sector - including philanthropies. The changes have had a large impact on population wellbeing, brought new visibility and legitimacy to the study and practice of global health, but have also highlighted and sometimes exacerbated issues of policy and practice. Through lectures, readings and online discussion forums, students will be exposed to the history, theory and practice of global health and development from the varied perspectives of public health, economics, health diplomacy and political science. Students will deepen their understanding by producing an opinion piece and research papers and engage in online discussion and debates about present-day topics.
|External, Study Period 1|
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019|
|Coordinator:||Assoc. Professor Steph Topp|
|Lecturers:||Ms Jemma King, Assoc. Professor Steph Topp.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
|Method of Delivery:||WWW - LearnJCU|
|Assessment:||assignments (40%); research paper (60%).|
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