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Global Public Health (SWM514)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description Global Public Health is a new field of Public Health that focuses on multidisciplinary approaches to health issues beyond the capacity of individual countries to address through domestic institutions. Therefore, countries engage and collaborate to find transnational solutions which can be implemented both nationally and internationally. This unit examines how the complexity of global health governance and its institutional architecture, as well as non-clinical determinants of health, impact on a country's ability to meet their people's health and wellbeing necessities.
Unit Learning Outcomes LO1 Evaluate issues and problems and structure evidence-based conclusions by (i) comparing the burden of communicable and non-communicable disease at the global level, and debating its impact on service delivery, and (ii) critically examining the complexity of global health governance, and proposing reforms to the Global Health Architecture
LO2 Apply knowledge of financing and governance options to achieve universal health coverage.
LO3 Demonstrate knowledge of global health governance, including the roles of international organisations, the commercial sector and the civil society, and the complexity of governing global health goods and services
LO4 Employ individual strategies that promote intentional learning by applying key concepts, theoretical frameworks and health research methods to the analysis of particular case-studies of global health challenges
LO5 Display the capability to think across cultures and contexts by (i) considering the link between Global Public Health and Development, and (ii) analysing the key policy challenges facing global health.
LO6 Exhibit effective verbal, written, and digital skills in working with stakeholders in a variety of contexts.
Timetabled Learning Activities This unit includes the equivalent of 24 structured learning delivered via lectures, workshops and online activities. This unit may be delivered in an intensive mode. Students should refer to the published timetable, and Unit Guide for specific information about the timetabling of this unit.
Unit Learning Experiences The session will be structured by complementary teaching approaches to allow participants to actively learn from lectures, case-study analysis, group discussions and self-directed tasks.
The quality of the learning experience will be directly related to students' commitment and engagement in the activities.
The understanding and examination of case-studies, featuring various healthcare systems, diseases and wicked health issues will leverage students' appreciation for a globally focused discipline and curriculum.
Students will examine these complexities by applying theoretical frameworks and key concepts in the examination of international and national cases-studies.
Guest lectures with international experience in Global Public Health will contribute to the discussion of emerging challenges faced by the healthcare systems in both high and low-middle income countries.
Other Learning Experiences Independent research
Oral presentation
Assessment A1 Case-study Scope (10%)
A2 Final Case-study (30%)
A3 Individual Oral Presentation (20%)
A4 Examination (40%) 2 hour
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate level course
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Master of Development Studies (MDS)
Master of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (MHAPL) [New in 2016]
Master of International Affairs and Security (MIAS)
Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Ana Rita Sequeira
Lecturer in Health Policy

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6260
e: A.Sequeira@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.005 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Ana Rita Sequeira
Lecturer in Health Policy

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6260
e: A.Sequeira@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.005 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus

MURDOCH: S2-External
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