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HSC1112

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Michaela Riddell

Synopsis

In this unit, we ask you to think about the vast and growing inequities in health that exist across the world and the challenges for people living in developing countries. We explore their underlying causes including: globalisation, transnational trade, tourism, rapid development, social and political transitions, climate change, violence and insecurity. Using research reports and field experience from practical projects, we examine the wider context for working in international settings as well as the issues faced by Indigenous peoples, migrants and refugees. We explore our responsibilities as 'global citizens' and we challenge you to think about ways you could make a difference.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Explain the place of health and its social determinants in a globalising world.
  2. Compare and contrast initiatives to address global health challenges;
  3. Identify opportunities for action and design relevant approaches to global health challenges;
  4. Identify future global health challenges and their determinants;
  5. Analyse the social determinants of global health; and
  6. Critically reflect on contemporary debates regarding globalization and health.

Assessment

Formative assessment (not graded) include:
Tutorial participation: Students will participate in small group and self-directed activities across the whole semester (mid and end semester)

Summative assessments:
Group presentation (30%)
Class test (1 hour) (30%)
Assignment (3,000 words) (40%)

Hurdle: 80% attendance at tutorials.

Workload requirements

3 hours per week (1 hour lecture, 2 hour tutorial) plus 9 hours of private study.

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