Population Medicine 2 (MDMP5123)


In Stage 1 Students are introduced to the concept of population medicine as the interface between the practice of public health and the practice of clinical medicine. They are introduced to the Australian health system and legislative framework, and the many factors that contribute to the health, illness, disease and success of treatment of populations, including issues relating to equity and equality, diversity of cultural, spiritual and community values, and socio-economic and physical environment factors. They will understand definitions of risk and prevention at individual and population levels. They learn to explain and evaluate how disease is controlled at a population level through interventions such as infectious disease surveillance, immunisation and screening programs, and interdisciplinary cooperation, and the role of doctors in contributing to this process. They learn to explain environmental and lifestyle health risks and advocate for healthy lifestyle choices at individual and systemic levels.

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Lectures and seminars


Population Medicine material based on the Population Medicine objectives is included in the required formative and summative assessments in Stage 1. In addition, at the end of Stage 1, there will be a Barrier assessment that covers all eight units of study in Stage 1.

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MDMP5111 and MDMP5112 and MDMP5113 and MDMP5114


MDMP5122 and MDMP5124 and MDMP5125 and MDP5126

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.