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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%)




This subject was one of my absolute favourites of my MPH! The coordinator Grant is the most fun, enthusiastic and passionate teacher you will probably come across in the degree. He takes the time to create a mind map of his students, commits their name to memory and learns an important fact about you. He is also happy to connect you with any professionals you discuss in class. He works as part of Beyond Blue, so is very conscious about student mental wellbeing. The subject content is exactly as its described. Big topics with really tough consequences and no easy solutions. If you're interested in learning about these this subject is for you. The speakers he gets in for the…



Incredibly fun, engaging and relavant subject to undertake during your degree. I have to agree with the previous comment, this subject is definitely an "intensive" when the classes began. Although, I found towards the end to of the subject there was enough time to complete the assessments. The staff are very friendly and open. If I needed to discuss anything with them I was able to.



A really engaging and enjoyable subject! Some of the content is heavy but the class is super fun which balances it out. Certainly an "intensive" with very full on days so may be hard to juggle work/life commitments outside of uni, but also flexible enough and do-able if need be.

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