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TM5552 - International Health Agencies and Development

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

Students will be provided with information and skills in relation to designing and delivering health services in the develoing country context in accordance with stated policies and frameworks of donor countries and international organisations. The subject uses LearnJCU and the internet extensively. Participants are required to have good internet access with reasonable download speeds. Participants are required to visit a number of websites to download documents. Also participants must contribute to on-line discussions using LearnJCU. Past topics have included: human rights and health; sustainable development; millennium development goals; strengthening health systems and examples of international health and failures.

Learning Outcomes

  • explain the Millennium Development Goals;
  • understand how international development policy effects health service delivery;
  • analyse global health patterns;
  • utilise knowlede to help strengthen health systems; explain some of the reasons for successes and failures in the international health sector;
  • discuss the international policies influencing the availability of development ssistnce.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically;
  • The ability to appraise information critically;
  • The ability to make constructive contributions to project teams or collegial activities.


Study Period 1, External
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 0 hours - Internet searching and web-based learning activities.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assignments (30% - 60%); contributions to on-line discussion topics (40% - 70%).

Note: 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 official information.