HEALTH DATA FOR DECISION MAKING

CPH4HDD

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, China Health Program students learn about the sources, interpretation and use of health-related data, including epidemiological surveillance databases and quantitative and qualitative clinical and research data. The collection, analysis and interpretation of epidemiological and health services data to inform decision-making in public health practice, including health management and policy formulation, is emphasised. Students will gain skills in critical appraisal and application of evidence-based approaches to protecting, promotion, maintaining and restoring the health of the community.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPHE4HDD/PHE5HDD reading packPrescribedSchool of Public HealthLA TROBE UNIVERSITY
ReadingsEvidence-based healthcareRecommendedJ Muir, Gray 20012ND EDN, CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, EDINBURGH
ReadingsHandbook of public health methodsRecommendedKerr, C, Taylor, R and Heard, G 1998MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES, SYDNEY
ReadingsThe pocket guide to critical appraisalRecommendedCrombie, I 1996BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, LONDON

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Mastery of theoretical knowledge about key elements of database and information systems, such as data dictionaries and information re-use

Activities:
Lectures, computer exercise, assignment, essay

02. Master advanced skills to identify and present data for making effective arguments in health care decision-making

Activities:
Case studies, group discussion, essay

03. Identify strategies to obtain quality data

Activities:
Case studies, group discussion, essay

04. Critically evaluate data quality and information sources

Activities:
Lectures, computer exercise, group discussion, essay

05. Reflect critically on the responsibilities of decision makers in Health IT introduction and usage

Activities:
Case studies, reflection, group discussion, assignment

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China, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
Ten 5.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Teaching hours are extended to allow bilingual delivery"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000-word assignment50 01, 05
3000-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
Ten 5.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Teaching hours are extended to allow bilingual delivery."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000-word assignment50 01, 05
3000-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2018, Week 01-15, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
Ten 5.0 hours block mode per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"Teaching hours are extended to allow bilingual delivery"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000-word assignment50 01, 05
3000-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2018, Week 10-25, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
Ten 5.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Teaching hours are extended to allow bilingual delivery"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000-word assignment50 01, 05
3000-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2018, Week 20-24, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
Ten 5.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Teaching hours are extended to allow bilingual delivery."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000-word assignment50 01, 05
3000-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2018, Week 33-42, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
Ten 5.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Teaching hours are extended to allow bilingual delivery."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000-word assignment50 01, 05
3000-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2018, Week 48-02, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
Ten 5.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Teaching hours are extended to allow bilingual delivery."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000-word assignment50 01, 05
3000-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05