Genetics and Public Health (PUBH5116)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit caters for practitioners, policy and decision-makers, students and researchers in public health, public policy, journalism, law, epidemiology, medicine, science, industry, ethics, philosophy, communication and advocacy. It gives a basic introduction to genetics and genetic epidemiology and covers issues like genetic determinants of disease, genetic testing and screening, psychosocial, legal and ethical aspects of genetics and genetic testing, genetic education and genetics and public policy.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology
- Graduate Certificate in Health Communication
- Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology
- Graduate Diploma in Health Communication
- Graduate Diploma in Public Health
- Master of Health Communication
- Master of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology)
- Master of Public Health
- Master of Public Health (Professional Practice)
Further unit of study information
1x 2.5 day workshop
3x 30min online quiz (20%), small group assignment (30%) and take home exam of 6 questions (250 words each) (50%)
Readings are available on the unit's eLearning site.
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Pre-readings and some lectures will be posted on the unit's eLearning site 2-3 weeks before the course starts, and it is expected that you will look at this content before coming to the first day of the course. This will enable more time for class discussion.
Study this unit outside a degree
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.
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.