Health and Globalisation (BACH3128)
UNIT OF STUDY
The focus of this unit of study is on the meaning of globalisation and its impact on health. It examines social and cultural shifts and technological advancement and their impact on health and disability. It also examines the key drivers of globalisation and features of the shift from international to global health. The unit also aims to provide understanding of both the direct and indirect impact of global changes on populations, individuals and health care systems The direct impact includes shifting disease, disability and behaviour patterns. The indirect impacts include those of international health regulations, trade laws, global governance, the advancement of medical technology and internet 'globalisation' on health care service delivery and professional practices. The unit analyses health issues such as health security, climate change, C&NCDs, pharmaceuticals, and tobacco control from global perspectives.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) Honours
- Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology
- Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Advanced)
- Bachelor of Health Sciences
- Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Nursing
- Bachelor of Information Technology
Further unit of study information
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr seminar/week for Wk 1-13
Online assessment (MCQ and True/False, 30 mins in week 6) (15%), Presentation (10 mins) (10%), 1000wd literature review (15%), and 1.5-hr exam (60%)
Lee, K. and Collin, J. (eds). Global Change and Health, reprinted 2005,
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Unit of study rules
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.