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HSH739 - International Perspectives on Health Policy and Planning

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3 2015: Burwood (Melbourne)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Offering information:

This unit is offered in alternate, odd years

Unit chair:

Elizabeth Hoban

Contact hours:

2 x 2 day seminars

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

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

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Analysis of two journal articles and then summarise the main messages in an abstract of no more than 300 words 10%

Assessment task 2: Group Assessment Task - Policy Issue Background Paper delivered as a Powerpoint presentation 40%

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

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