Public Health

Errata
Item Errata Date
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The following units are missing from the Part 2 Electives:

HPOL5001 Health Systems and Financing
Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Professor James Gillespie, Dr Carmen Huckel Schneider Session: Semester 1 Classes: online students: 12 x week by week online tasks and activities (lectures, discussion boards, quizzes, short videos, interactive readings) block mode students 2 x 2 full day workshops, plus 12 x week by week online tasks Assessment: online quiz (20%), assignment 1: 2500 word individual written report on comparative health systems analysis (40%) assignment 2: 2500 word individual written report on analysis of health finance and policy objectives (40%) Mode of delivery: Block mode, Online
Description: This unit aims to equip students with operational knowledge of the structures and financing of health systems. The focus will be on Australia and comparable countries. However, we will also look at the particular issues around lower income and aid dependent health systems. Topics covered include funding priorities and mechanisms, the debates over the public-private mix, governance and accountability. The unit addresses questions such as: Who makes decisions about funding priorities? To whom should decision makers be held accountable and for what aspects of their work? How does health financing shape universal health coverage? By the end of this unit students will be able to: Apply a critical understanding of the basic history and features of the Australian and comparable health systems; Debate the main models and principles of health system funding, including principles of insurance, risk-pooling, equity, delivery and governance; Undertake a cross-country comparative analysis of health system features and outcomes, including low and middle income countries; Critically analyse national health budgets and funding Clinical Surgery programs; Locate finance policy in the wider context of health systems and economies.
Textbooks
Recommended: Blank, RH and Burau, V. Comparative Health Policy (5th Edition) Macmillan, 2017. (Readings are available on the unit's eLearning site)

HPOL5003 Analysing Health Policy
Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Samantha Rowbotham Session: Semester 2 Classes: Block mode: 2 x 2 day workshops plus online activities. Online mode: pre-recorded lectures and week-by-week online discussion and activities. Assessment: 1x2500 word assignment (35%), participation grade (5 x short online or face-to-face learning activities) (15%), 1x3000 word policy analysis project proposal (50%) Mode of delivery: Block mode, Online
Description: This unit aims to develop skills for undertaking policy research and analysis from a systems thinking perspective. A multidisciplinary approach familiarises students with fundamental frameworks and methodologies that can be applied to analyse policy by drawing on multiple disciplines including public health, social and political sciences, behavioural sciences, public policy and history. By the end of the unit students will be able to: Define policy and formulate research questions that can be used to analyse policy and policy processes; Take a systems thinking approach to policy analsys and research; Understand and explain the different methodological approaches and research paradigms that can be applied in policy analysis and research; Apply a critical analysis to a case study of policy success or failure; Identify appropriate study designs, research methodologies, data collection methods and analysis frameworks for specific policy research questions; Design a systems thinking-informed analysis of a current policy issue.
Textbooks
Required and recommended readings and reference lists will be available through eLearning.

25/1/2019
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Public Health

Core units

Part-time students generally take 12 credit points of core units of study in each of their 1st and 3rd semesters.
PUBH5010
Epidemiology Methods and Uses
6    N BSTA5011 or CEPI5100
Semester 1
PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics
6      Semester 1
PUBH5033
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
6      Semester 1
PUBH5036
Public Health: Critical Challenges
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
PUBH5505
Qualitative Research in Health
6    N PUBH5500 or QUAL5005 or QUAL5006
Semester 2
HPOL5000
Health Policy and Health Economics
6    N PUBH5032
Semester 1

Additional core units of study for Masters students

Graduate Diploma students may enrol in this unit of study as a Part 1 elective.
PUBH5134
Public Health Capstone
6    P PUBH5010 AND PUBH5018 AND PUBH5005 AND HPOL5000 AND PUBH5036
N PUBH5034


This unit is a variation of the current 4 cpt Public Health Capstone PUBH5034. Students must have completed all core PH units. Unit will be offered in both semesters to allow flexibility for part-time students.
Semester 1
Semester 2

Part 1

PUBH5019
Cancer Prevention and Control
6    P PUBH5010 or CEPI5100

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
PUBH5020
Chronic Disease Prevention and Control
6    A PUBH5033, PUBH5010 or CEPI5100 or equivalent

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
PUBH5020 is an advanced MPH elective, and some epidemiological concepts, such as population attributable risk are expected knowledge for understanding the Burden of Disease concept, that is important in NCD (chronic disease) prevention, and is part of Module 2 of this unit. In addition, this MPH elective predominantly takes a population and global perspective on NCD prevention, rather than a clinical or health services perspective
Semester 1
PUBH5227
Public Health Program Evaluation
6    P PUBH5033 AND PUBH5010


Attendance and participation in ALL weekend workshops is mandatory as well as online participation [this unit is not available in online only mode]
Semester 2
PUBH5039
Public Health Nutrition Essentials
6    A Existing study of epidemiology desirable but not essential
N PUBH5029
Semester 1
PUBH5101
Special Project in Public Health
4    P One or more of PUBH5010, PUBH5018 and QUAL5005 depending on the intended project

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students should first contact the unit coordinator to discuss their proposed topic or area of interest. They then contact an academic staff member associated with the area of their project and negotiate the details of the project and negotiate the details of the project design and the method and frequency of contact with the supervisor during the project. Once the unit coordinator has agreed to the enrolment, the students applies to enrol via Sydney Student. The unit coordinator will then formally approve the enrolment.
Semester 1
Semester 2
PUBH5102
Special Project in Public Health
2    P One or more of PUBH5010, PUBH5018 and QUAL5005 depending on the intended project

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students should first contact the unit coordinator to discuss their proposed topic or area of interest. They then contact an academic staff member associated with the area of their project and negotiate the details of the project design and the method and frequency of contact with the supervisor during the project. Once the unit coordinator has agreed to the enrolment, the students applies to enrol via Sydney Student. The unit coordinator will then formally approve the enrolment.
Semester 1
Semester 2
PUBH5121
Environmental Health
6      Semester 2
PUBH5145
Alcohol, drug use and health
6    N PUBH5114 or PUBH5115
Semester 1
PUBH5120
Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Health
6    N PUBH5118
Semester 2
PUBH5126
Genetics and Public Health
6    A Basic epidemiology. No previous knowledge of genetics is required.
P Epidemiology Methods and Uses (PUBH5010)
Intensive October
PUBH5212
Categorical Data Analysis

This unit of study is not available in 2019

2    P PUBH5018
C PUBH5211
Semester 2b
PUBH5213
Survival Analysis

This unit of study is not available in 2019

2    C PUBH5211
Semester 2b
PUBH5215
Introductory Analysis of Linked Data
6    A Basic familiarity with SAS computing syntax and methods of basic statistical analysis of fixed-format data files
C (PUBH5010 or BSTA5011 or CEPI5100) and (PUBH5211 or PUBH5217 or BSTA5004)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
For data privacy and security reasons, the analysis required to complete the major assignment can only be performed on the computers in the Sydney School of Public Health Computer Lab. The computer lab is made available to students 24/7 for ten days after the end of the unit for the purpose of completing this assessment task.
Intensive June
Intensive November
PUBH5216
Controlled Clinical Trials
6    P PUBH5018
N PUBH5206 - Controlled trials (2CP)
Semester 2
PUBH5217
Regression Modelling
6    P PUBH5018
N (PUBH5211 or PUBH5212 or PUBH5213)


The statistical software package used in this unit is web-based. There is no cost/fee to use this software. Course notes will be provided, along with links to additional readings through the library.
Semester 2
PUBH5224
Advanced Epidemiology
6    P (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018
Semester 2
PUBH5225
Population Mental Health
6    P PUBH5033
Semester 2
PUBH5312
Health Economic Evaluation
6    P HPOL5000 and (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018
N PUBH5302
Intensive September
PUBH5317
Decision modelling for economic evaluation
6    P (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018
C PUBH5312
N PUBH5205 PUBH5307

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
PUBH5416
Vaccines in Public Health
2    P PUBH5010 or CEPI5100 or PUBH5018


Students who have not done the core units of study in epidemiology (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) or biostatistics (PUBH5018) but have previous demonstrable experience in these study areas will be required to request permission from the unit of study coordinator to enrol in this unit of study. Permission is required to ensure that students have a basic grounding in epidemiology and biostatistics. The coordinator emails the Postgraduate Student Administration Unit to advise whether or not the student has permission to enrol.
Semester 2
PUBH5418
Tobacco Control in the 21st Century
6      Intensive August
PUBH5421
Infection Prevention in Healthcare
6    A basic knowledge of medical microbiology, antimicrobial agents and communicable disease epidemiology and clinical features
Semester 2
PUBH5422
Health and Risk Communication

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6      Semester 2
PUBH5423
Adv Concepts:Vaccines in Public Health
4    P PUBH5416

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
PUBH5430
Public Health Advocacy
6      Semester 2
PUBH5510
Healthy ageing and fall prevention
6    N PUBH5419
Semester 2
PUBH5551
Climate Change and Public Health
6      Semester 2
PUBH5555
Lifestyle and Chronic Disease Prevention
6    P PUBH5033
Semester 2
PUBH5600
Biosecurity Seminar Series
6    P CISS6004 or GOVT6316 or MECO6909 or WORK6130 or unit of study coordinator permission.
Semester 2

Part 2

BETH5203
Ethics and Public Health
6    N BETH5206
Semester 2
BETH5205
Ethics and Mental Health
6    A Basic understanding of ethical reasoning


Students can meet with course coordinators by appointment in person or via teleconference
Semester 2
BETH5208
Introduction to Human Research Ethics
2    C GENC5020
N BETH5202


If an insufficient number of students opt to attend seminars on campus, the co-ordinator may choose to teach this Unit of Study in online mode only. Students will be contacted if this occurs.
Semester 2
BETH5209
Medicines Policy, Economics and Ethics
6    A A degree in science, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, allied health, philosophy/ethics, sociology/anthropology, history, law, communications, public policy, business, economics, commerce, organisation studies, or other relevant field, or by special permission.
Semester 2
CEPI5200
Quality and Safety in Health Care
6   

People working in health care will benefit from this course.
Semester 1
CEPI5215
Writing and Reviewing Medical Papers
6    A Some basic knowledge of summary statistic is assumed
P (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100)
N CEPI5214


Students without the pre-requisites are encouraged to contact the unit coordinator to discuss their motivation and experience.
Semester 1
Semester 2
CEPI5310
Advanced Statistical Modelling
4    P PUBH5212
Semester 1
CEPI5311
Diagnostic and Screening Tests (Part 1)
2    P PUBH5010 or CEPI5100
N PUBH5208 or CEPI5202 or CEPI5312
Semester 2
CEPI5312
Diagnostic and Screening Tests (1 and 2)
6    P PUBH5010 or CEPI5100
N PUBH5208 or CEPI5202 or CEPI5311
Semester 2
COMP5424
Information Technology in Biomedicine
6      Semester 1
DENT5013
Preventative Dentistry
6    P PUBH5018, PUBH5010
Semester 2
DENT5014
Dental Health Services
6    P PUBH5018, PUBH5030
Semester 2
DENT5015
Population Oral Health
6    P PUBH5010 or CEPI5100 or SUST5004
Semester 2
GLOH5112
Global Communicable Disease Control
6      Semester 2
GLOH5115
Women's and Children's Health
6    N MIPH5115
Semester 1
GLOH5124
Humanitarian Crises and Refugee Health
6    N MIPH5124
Intensive October
GLOH5136
Nutrition in Global Settings
6    A Introductory knowledge of epidemiology
Semester 2
GLOH5201
Global Qualitative Health Research
6    N PUBH5500 or QUAL5005 or QUAL5006 or PUBH5005
Semester 2
GLOH5219
Global Health Project Management
6    P GLOH5101 and GLOH5102 OR (PUBH5010 and PUBH5018)
Semester 2
HPOL5007
Global Health Policy
6      Semester 2
HPOL5008
Evidence into Policy and Practice
6    C HPOL5000 and HPOL5001
Semester 1
INFO5306
Enterprise Healthcare Information Systems
6    A The unit is expected to be taken after introductory courses in related units such as COMP5206 Information Technologies and Systems (or COMP5138/COMP9120 Database Management Systems).
Semester 2
INFO9003
IT for Health Professionals
6    N INFO5003
Semester 2
LAWS6252
Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System
6    N LAWS6881


Students are recommended to enrol well in advance of classes in order to complete pre-class readings (normally available to enrolled students 3 weeks prior to the first class). Law graduates from a non-common law jurisdiction are also recommended to complete classes for this unit during the first week of their commencing semester. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive April
Intensive August
Intensive March
Intensive September
LAWS6848
Law, Business and Healthy Lifestyles

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6      Intensive September
LAWS6920
Global Health Law
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive July
MECO6919
Health Communication
6      Semester 1
NTDT5608
Community and Public Health Nutrition
6    C NTDT5305 and NTDT5307


NTDT5608 is available as an elective to students in the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Medicine as well as the Master of Science in Medicine (Metabolic Health). For these students, there are no prerequisites for entry into NTDT5608. However, these students must apply for Special Permission from the unit of study coordinator in order to be enrolled.
Semester 2
SEXH5008
Sex and Society
2    N SEXH5414
Semester 2a
SEXH5205
Adolescent Sexual Health
6      Semester 2
SEXH5405
Contraception and Preconception Care
6      Semester 2
SEXH5407
Sex Gender and Sexuality
6      Semester 2
SEXH5412
Sexual Health and Relationships Education
6      Semester 2
SEXH5414
Public Health: Sexual and Reproductive Health
6    N SEXH5008 or SEXH5418 or SEXH5419
Semester 2
SEXH5418
Public Health Aspects of Reproductive Health
2      Semester 2a
SEXH5419
Public Health Aspects of HIV and STIs
2      Semester 2b
WARC5001
Research Translation, Impact and Evaluation
6    A This unit of study is best suited to students who have a solid understanding of research methodology and clinical trials. It is not limited to but is ideally suited to people with a clinical background.
Semester 2