This course provides an orientation to the context of global health care in order to understand the implementation of primary health care strategies across the globe with a specific focus upon factors that facilitate and constrain them. This course provides a critical and advanced level overview of the conceptual underpinnings of the determinants of health and explores different approaches to the global determinants of health including the structural factors and conditions affecting human populations with an emphasis on the determinants. The common influences upon the health of indigenous populations across the world are compared and contrasted so that patterns of health and disease in developing countries and the factors that influence them can be identified. The importance of health and human rights at a local and global context is also explored and a look toward ethical frameworks for change so that an appreciation of the accomplishments and failures of the western medical model in the third world can be obtained.
* excluding students enrolled in a Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, Professional Pathway Psychology or Professional Pathway Social Work program. For accredited program and student contribution information please visit our CSP page.
Note: Due to the Job-ready Graduates Package new funding clusters and contribution amounts will take effect in the 2021 academic year. Grandfathering arrangements will be in place for students who would see an increase in their contribution amounts. Under these arrangements, students who commenced their course of study before 1 January 2021 facing increased student contribution amounts for a unit, will instead have their student contribution and Australian Government contribution amounts remain as they were under the previous arrangements (with existing rates being indexed by CPI each year). If continuing students are enrolled in units that will see their student contribution amount lowered, their student contributions will be the lowered amount