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Population Mental Health - PUBH5225

The course will provide an evidence-based introduction to public health approaches designed to promote mental health and well-being and prevent mental illness. The aim is to assist students to develop an evidence-based understanding of population mental health including epidemiology, determinants of mental health, the effectiveness of prevention and early intervention programs, mental health services and policies and mental health human rights. The emphasis is on primary prevention strategies rather than the management of those already with mental illness. Evidence-based case studies will be presented including a focus on mental health challenges for the future in specific modules such as: suicide prevention, comorbidity, mental health in minority groups and mental health in the workplace. By the end of this unit, students will understand the relationship between the determinants of mental health and public health strategies to prevent mental illness and enhance well being.

1-hour x12 weekly online lectures/podcasts 12 weeks of self-paced online tutorials (asynchronous)

1x3500 words individual assignment (45%) 1x3500 words individual assignment (45%) assessable asynchronous tutorial participation (10%)

None, readings will be provided.




Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Public Health
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof Kirsten Morley, A/Prof Michael Robertson
HECS Band: 2
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