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TM5552 - Global Health and Development

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

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

  • analyse global health patterns;
  • appraise the Millennium Development Goals/Sustainable Development Goals;
  • examine how international development policy effects health service delivery;
  • utilise knowledge 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 assistance.


External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Richard Franklin, Assoc. Professor Steph Topp.
Workload expectations:
  • 0 hours - Internet searching and web-based learning activities.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assignments (40%); research paper (60%).

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.