Course Title: Global Health Issues and Sustainability

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Global Health Issues and Sustainability

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2022

Course Coordinator: Jason Wong

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7095

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: by email

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

TCHE2625 Literacy Test for Initial Teacher Education

TCHE2658 Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education

Course Description

This course will introduce you to the concept of health and global health promotion practices. Models/theories of health promotion will be used to explore the relevance of health issues for the teacher and student in the classroom. It conceptualises the importance of promoting physical activity as a key strategy as this behaviour impacts on many of today’s health issues.

Individual and population approaches to health promotion will be discussed. These include using mass-media, social-marketing, sponsorship, policy and environmental influences in a range of community settings such as workplaces, schools and homes. In addition, the course will also provide you with an understanding of the processes of conceptualising and evaluating health promotion initiatives using evidence-based resources.

You will examine the complex forces influencing contemporary international health and sustainability. The health status of a range of countries will be considered with respect to the impact of global economics, politics, policies and power.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

AITSL Standards

  1. Identify and analyse actual and potential health issues within the framework of international health, researching relevant authoritative resources.


  1. Demonstrate using a range of resources (including ICT) to engage students in learning related to international health education in schools and the community.

2.3, 3.4

  1. Critically evaluate health promotion strategies and use evidence-based resources to inform these practices.


  1. Plan a health promotion initiative incorporating appropriate strategies and models that to address a current health issue in a school, home, community or industry setting.


  1. Demonstrate effective skills in communicating and collaborating in professional contexts

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Consolidate and synthesise expert content and pedagogical content knowledge and apply evidence-based high-impact teaching strategies in professional practice
  • Apply initiative, curiosity, creativity, judgement, critical thinking and problem solving skills and demonstrate the capacity to work responsibly, both individually and collaboratively, to address challenges in local and global contexts
  • Communicate effectively with different stakeholders in diverse educational contexts through a range of communication modes and digital technologies

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning in this course will involve a range of activities including online lectures, workshops, practical activities, individual tasks, collaborative group work, discussion and individual reflection.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT University will support your access to learning resources for this course. Readings from current educational literature will be provided through your online course site and will be drawn from highly regarded academic journals, books and conferences as well as reports, websites and other online resources.

The University Library provides extensive scholarly resources to supplement your suggested readings and research and is able to request books or articles from any library in the world. Guides to the literature in your discipline area are available from

Assistance with referencing and avoiding plagiarism is available here

The Library and the Study and Learning Centre are also on hand to support and assist in the development of your academic skills to make best use of such resources within your academic studies.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

Assessment task (%)


AITSL Standards

Research report using the social-ecological model (Individual; 20%)

1, 3, 4


Article review (Individual; 30%)

1, 3


Multimedia health promotion campaign and report to identify, design, and implement a health intervention (Group; 50%)

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

2.1, 3.4

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: