Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:May, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 30 hours: 5 x 6 hours days in a block |
Total Time Commitment: 120 Hours
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. |
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CoordinatorAssoc Prof Grant Blashki
ContactNossal Institute for Global Health
Tel: +61 3 8344 2623
Academic Programs Office
Melbourne School of Population Health
Tel: +61 3 8344 9339
Fax: +61 3 8344 0824
|Subject Overview:||Improving global health in the long term requires a deep appreciation of the impact of environmental issues at local, national and global scales. Three key public health threats that require complex multidisciplinary solutions are climate change, water security, and nuclear weapons. Students of this subject will explore these interrelated planetary challenges, their profound implications for population health, and the demand for high level integrated problem solving in the coming decades.|
|Objectives:||On the completion of this subject students should be able to: |
|Assessment:||Oral group presentation (4-5 students per group) of 20 minutes due on the last teaching day (20%); critical analysis of 1000 words of a key article due 2 weeks after the last teaching day (20%); and an essay of 3,000 words due six weeks after the last teaching day (60%)|
|Prescribed Texts:||Students will be issued key readings for this subject.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||Upon completion of this subject, students will have developed skills in: |
Master of Public Health |
Global Health |
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