Global Health Policy (HPOL5007)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit explores the impact of globalization the health of populations and policy making processes. It also investigates the potential to improve health outcomes globally through policy. The aim of this course is to equip students with the knowledge and skills to identify and articulate political and policy processes at the global level, become familiar with institutions and actors involved in global health policy and utilize strategies for influencing policy making at the global level. The unit will explore global health threats that transcend national boundaries; especially those whose causes or results transcend the capacity of individual states to influence. We analyse the influence and power of institutions and actors in the development and implementation of global health policy, including the World Health Organisation, UNICEF, the World Bank, the WTO, the Gates Foundation and NGOs. We will also investigate the governance of global health policy responses. Teaching will make extensive use of current case studies from recognised experts in the field.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Executive Master of Public Administration
- Graduate Certificate in Development Studies
- Graduate Certificate in Public Administration
- Graduate Certificate in Sustainability
- Graduate Diploma in Development Studies
- Graduate Diploma in Health Policy
- Graduate Diploma in Public Administration
- Graduate Diploma in Public Health
- Graduate Diploma in Sustainability
- Master of Development Studies
- Master of Health Policy
- Master of International Public Health
- Master of Public Administration
- Master of Public Health
- Master of Public Health (Professional Practice)
- Master of Sustainability
Further unit of study information
Distance Education with compulsory Intensive workshops on Campus or online. 2 x 2 day workshops plus 4 tutorials (tutorials offered face-to-face or online)
1 x 2000 word essay (35%), Tutorial discussion papers or online discussion (15%), 1 x 3000 word essay (50%)
Buse K, Mays N, Walt G (2012). Making health policy. Second edition. Open University Press: London.
Reading list available on eLearning
Faculty/department permission required?
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.