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Public Health: Achievements and Challenges - PUBH5030

Year - 2018

This unit introduces students to public health in the context of Australian and international histories, cultures and geopolitics. We will begin by briefly reviewing the major challenges that drove development of modern public health theory and practice. We will then discuss current challenges with leading public health practioners, activists, theoreticians and commentators. Our focus will include public health ethics, equity and empowerment. Students will also have the opportunity to interact with and learn from non-academic guests from diverse backgrounds who will share their public health issues and solutions. The unit culminates with a discussion around emerging public health challenges and potential solutions. The particular problems of societal inequities as drivers of injury and illness, and the importance of multidisciplinary approaches to public health solutions, are emphasised.

Classes
Available in block mode (2 day workshop) or online.

Assessment
1 x 1500 word essay (70%), online discussions (30%)

Textbooks
A set of readings will be provided online

Assumed knowledge
Basic science

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Public Health
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 2.0
EFTSL: 0.042
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Public Health
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 2.0
EFTSL: 0.042
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Suzanne Plater
HECS Band: 2
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