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Public Health: Achievements and Challenges - PUBH5030

Year - 2019

This unit introduces students to the art, science and politics of public health, and presents key concepts that will be taken up in more detail in other core and elective units. Leading public health practitioners will use specific case studies to explore public health achievements and challenges in the context of Australian history, society, culture, economics, built and natural environment, and politics. There will be a particular focus on public health ethics, equity and empowerment, and students will gain an understanding of the far-reaching, myriad and intertwined determinants and other factors that impact on the health and well-being of diverse populations. Students will also be encouraged to interact with each other and their lecturers and tutors to problematise current approaches to public health, and identify potential solutions to current and emerging public health challenges. We will focus primarily on public health as it is enacted in Australia but international issues may also be discussed.

Classes
Available in block mode (2 x 1 day workshops) or online. Participation in workshop activities (face-to-face students) and online discussions (all students)

Assessment
1 x 1500 word essay (70%), quizzes (15%), online discussions (10%), workshop participation (5%)

Textbooks
A set of readings will be provided online

Assumed knowledge
Basic science

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Public Health
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 2.0
EFTSL: 0.042
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Public Health
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 2.0
EFTSL: 0.042
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Ryan Pysar
HECS Band: 2
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