Minor Overview

About this minor

The rapid pace of globalisation in the past decades has been accompanied by increasing integration of countries, health systems, and economies. Health issues and challenges transcend geographical and political borders, with spillover effects into economic and political systems. The COVID-19 pandemic is only one of a number of major global health challenges that require multidisciplinary perspectives as well as cross-country and inter-sector collaboration to address. The global health minor will also focus on the impact of other key transnational determinants such as obesity and urbanisation and how these global issues affect both domestic health disparities as well as cross-border issues.

The Global Health minor aims to provide multidisciplinary knowledge that will allow a broad understanding of global health issues and challenges and the efforts to tackle them. Furthermore, students who complete the Global Health minor will be able to critically analyse global health issues from various angles, the success stories and describe the barriers that still need to be overcome to address current and future global health challenges.

Outcomes
Students are able to (1) Describe current and emerging global health issues and challenges from multidisciplinary perspectives; (2) Demonstrate an understanding of global health issues and challenges specific to regions or countries; (3) Demonstrate an understanding of global health issues and challenges and how they relate to other sectors outside of health; (4) Critically analyse global health issues from multi-disciplinary perspectives; and (5) Describe the barriers to achieving global health priorities and challenges.
Incompatibility

This Minor is incompatible with the MJD-PPHLH Population Health, which currently has a drafted Annual Change for a Course Title update to MJD-PPHLH Public Health from 2022.

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period

Students are required to take all Core Units (12 points) and 6 points of Options Units at Level 1, and 6 points of Options Units between level 2 and 3.

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S2 PUBH1102 Health and Globalisation
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1 PUBH2204 Disease Prevention and Control
Prerequisites:
PUBH1101 Health and Illness in Human Populations;
or
PUBH1102 Health, and Globalisation;
or
ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human;
or
ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human;
or
ANTH1001 Being Human: Culture, Identity and Society;
or
ANTH1002 Global Change, Local Responses
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S2 GEOG1104 Disasters!
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2 POLS1102 Understanding Global Politics
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Take as per sequence notes:
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
NS PUBH2211 Population Health Field Trip
Prerequisites:
24 points of prior course study
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
IMED3303 Interprofessional Health Practice
Take as per sequence notes:
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1 PUBH3307 Health Systems and Policy
Prerequisites:
PUBH2204 Disease Prevention and Control
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.