|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
Admission to MDevStud or MPH or 30cp at 8000 level or above or (ANTH816 or ANTH8016)
Global health recognises a holistic understanding of health that transcends borders and encompasses the links and transnational movements of people, materials and ideas. To affect change at the individual, community and global levels, we need to appreciate how human biology and health are shaped by the larger contexts in which they are embedded and the dynamic and uneven circulation of resources, technology, culture, values and people. In this unit, we will examine the role of social, political-economic and environmental forces that shape the patterning and the distribution of disease and health across communities and take a critical perspective when examining the underlying value systems in biomedical science, policy, health interventions, and global health practice. This unit offers a framework for understanding the complex ways that health and disease intersect within a range of global contexts, institutions and practices.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Research essay||40%||No||23:59, 5/11/21|
|Participation and reading response||20%||No||23:59, Tuesday, weekly from Wk2|
|Short answer essays||30%||No||23:59, 27/09/21|
|Presentation||10%||No||Weeks 12 and 13|
Research essay exploring a chosen topic from the course material
Completion of weekly reading summary and active participation in weekly seminars
A take-home short answer exam on key concepts
Short presentation of research topic for main essay
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2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
Lectures: Every week, a lecture will be delivered as part of the seminar. Check iLearn for information on whether the lecture will be delivered on campus or online over Zoom. Lectures are always interactive with student participation, so please join us if you can! However, it will be recorded so if you cannot watch the lecture synchronously, you can catch up on the lecture recording later.
Readings: Each week (starting from Week 2) you are expected to do the weekly readings and write a short summary before the tutorial (see iLearn for detailed assessment information). The lecture readings will be available via Leganto, through iLearn and are all available from the library website. If you can't find a reading, e-mail the library (email@example.com) or the unit lecturer and administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we can make sure it's available online.
Assessment submission: All written assessments will be submitted online via iLearn; your oral presentation will be during tutorial. See iLearn for details.
Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:
Students seeking more policy resources can visit Student Policies (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/policies). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.
Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct
Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact email@example.com
Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/
Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.
The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources.
Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.
For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au
If you are a Global MBA student contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.
Unit information based on version 2021.01R of the Handbook