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Planetary and Global Health (POPH90230)

Find the subject in the Handbook here. Schedule: July (Dual Delivery)

Subject Description

Improving global health in the long term requires a deep appreciation of the impact of environmental issues at local, national and global scales. To facilitate depth of learning, this subject focuses on five key public health threats that require complex multidisciplinary solutions, which are: climate change; poor sanitation and water security; nuclear weapons; air pollution and COVID-19. Students of this subject will explore these interrelated planetary challenges, their profound implications for population health, and the demand for high level integrated problem solving in the coming decades.

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• Pre-recorded group presentation- 15 minutes (20%)

Opinion Editorial- 1,000 words (20%)

Written essay - 3,000 words (60%)

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