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Health and Globalisation - BACH3128

Year - 2018

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. The unit 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 biopsychosocial aspects of health. The direct impact includes shifting disease, disability and behaviour patterns. The indirect impacts include those of international trade, international health regulations, global governance, the advancement of medical technology and internet 'globalisation' on health care service delivery and professional practices. The unit analyses global health challenges such as disability inclusive development, humanitarian crisis, food security, climate change, C and NCDs, pharmaceuticals, and tobacco control from global perspectives.

Classes
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr seminar/week for Wk 2-13

Assessment
Online assessment (MCQ and True/False, 30 mins in week 6 and 11) (30%), Presentation and participation (20%) and 2 hr exam (50%)

Textbooks
Lee, K. and Collin, J. (eds). Global Change and Health, reprinted 2005, //10:0 333 21848 2/

Prohibitions

HSBH3009

Details

Faculty: Health Sciences

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Behavioural and Social Science in Health
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Cumberland
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Zakia Hossain
HECS Band: 1
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