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This online unit from Open Universities Australia and Curtin University, provides any student of international health with a comprehensive overview of the major topics and themes relevant to modern global health care policy and provision.
Throughout this International Health and Primary Health Care unit you will touch on globally relevant subjects including the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the importance of family planning provision, models of health and illness, and major health problems such as obesity and heart disease.
The unit will look at health care across both developed and developing countries; as you consider the economic, political and cultural factors that play a role in the prevention and treatment of various diseases – and the impact these factors have on national mortality rates.
In order to enrol in this unit applicants must be accepted into one the following courses:
In this International Health and Primary Health Care unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit is vital for anyone wishing to pursue a career in international health, whether in practice or policy. The unit covers a wealth of topics, from morbidity and disease patterns to the role of community engagement in healthcare provision.
Once you have completed the unit you will understand how to critically examine and appraise major disease patterns in developed and developing countries. You will also understand the history of different primary healthcare systems, and the scope of their ability to effectively manage health care provision in different settings. Your in-depth understanding of the political, economic and social factors that have an impact on health care will be a valuable foundation for a career within public health and health policy development.
Want more information about the career benefits of this unit? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.