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 and professional practices. 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 and health care delivery and professional practices. The direct impact includes shifting disease, disability and behaviour patterns. The indirect impacts include those of, international health regulations, globalization of professional ethics and professional practices, global governance, movement of health professions, 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, climate change, C and NCDs, pharmaceuticals, and tobacco control from global perspectives. The unit provides students with skills in alaysing multidisciplinary approaches in health, public-private partnership and role of NGOs and community organizations in their profession.
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr seminar/week for Wk 2-13
Online assessment (30%), Presentation and partication (20%), and 2 hr exam (50%)
Lee, K. and Collin, J. (eds). Global Change and Health, reprinted 2005, //10:0 333 21848 2/
A minimum of 48 credit pointsProhibitions