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HSH739 - Global Health Policy and Planning

Unit details


2018 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3 2017: Burwood (Melbourne)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Offering information:

This unit is offered in alternate, odd years 2017 then 2019

Unit chair:

Elizabeth Hoban





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

4 day intensive (9 am to 5 pm) = 35 hours

3 hour interactive lecture every morning (3 x 4) = 12 hours

4 hour seminar every afternoon (4 x 4) = 16 hours

Cloud BB Collaborate Seminars: 1 x 1 hour Seminar 2 weeks before the Intensive begins; 1 x 1 hour Seminar mid-way into the Intensive; and 1x 1 hour Seminar post-Intensive.


This unit focuses on differences between cultures, nation states, government environments, regions and sectors in the considerations of planning and policy development and implementation for health. We will take a broad, ecological and global perspective. We will explore the context for global health and apply this to local circumstances. Health perspectives and developments in different countries will be presented. Students will actively engage and provide insights about international health systems and their implication on the health of populations. This will include a critical perspective on the political economies and social determinants of health. We will establish a common theoretical and conceptual foundation which will evolve into a project driven environment where students will actively contribute to furthering global public health. The unit aims to familiarise students with the applicability of political theory to international, transnational and global health issues.


Assessment Task 1: Annotated Bibliography 20%

Assessment Task 2. Group Assessment Task - Policy Issue Paper delivered as a Powerpoint presentation 30%

Assessment Task 3: Policy brief (3000 words) 50%

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