TM5552 - Global Health and Development
|Student Contribution Band:
||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
- demonstrate an understanding of the scope, structures and underlying politics of global
health governance and global health financing institutions;
- critically analyse the role of domestic, bi- lateral and multi-lateral stakeholders
in the formation and implementation of global health policies;
- evaluate and critique the application of global health principles and paradigms e.g.
Sustainable Development Goals and Universal Health Coverage in policies and strategies
designed to improve global population health;
- synthesise and appraise qualitative and quantitative information about disease burden
and health system functions to identify global health priorities and develop strategies
to improve global health outcomes.
Study Period 1
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019
||Assoc. Professor Steph Topp
||Ms Jemma King, Assoc. Professor Steph Topp.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
- 60 hours lectures - External subjects are equivalent to 60 hours of lectures, assigned reading and web-based
- assessment and self-directed study
|Method of Delivery:
||WWW - LearnJCU
||assignments (40%); research paper (60%).
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement
process, and in case of
minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest