PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF PUBLIC HEALTH

CPH5PPP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students are provided with an integrated overview of the ways in which different theories and disciplinary perspectives have informed public health principles and practices. Students are provided with the foundations for a contextual understanding of the specific methods of public health research, policy development and program planning and implementation. This subject draws linkages between areas that may at first sight appear quite disparate. Students are provided with an overview of public health as an organised global and local effort to promote and protect the health of the public. Links are drawn between the past and present to provide the foundations for a contextual understanding of the specific methods of public health practice and policy development. Students are encouraged to position themselves within public health debates. This subject is taught bilingually for China health program students only.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

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
ReadingsPrimary care: balancing health needs, services and technologyRecommendedStarfield, B 1998OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, NEW YORK
ReadingsPublic Health Practice in Australia,RecommendedLIN V, SMITH J, Fawkes S 2014ALLEN & UNWIN
ReadingsPublic health at the crossroadsRecommendedBeaglehole, R & Bonita, R 1997CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, CAMBRIDGE
ReadingsPublic health: what it is and how it worksRecommendedTurnock, Bernary 2001ASPEN PUBLISHERS, GAITHERSBURG

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Mastery of theoretical knowledge in relation to changing concepts and approaches to public health and community health

Activities:
Lectures, case studies

02. Critically assess institutional arrangements and tools for public health and primary health care

Activities:
Group discussion, case studies, written essay, verbal presentation

03. Reflect critically on public health practices in China, and apply contemporary international health promotion practices

Activities:
Major essay, group presentation, reflection

04. Master advanced skills in the design of comprehensive community health services based on local health needs

Activities:
Lectures, group presentations, case studies

Subject options

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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*
Two tutorial exercises/group presentations (15 minutes/member, 1500 words equivalence in total)40 01, 02, 03, 04
3,000-word major essay60 01, 02, 03

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*
Two tutorial exercises/group presentations (15 minutes/member, 1500 words equivalence in total)40 01, 02, 03, 04
3,000-word major essay60 01, 02, 03

China, 2018, Week 15-27, 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*
Two tutorial exercises/group presentations (15 minutes/member, 1500 words equivalence in total)40 01, 02, 03, 04
3,000-word major essay60 01, 02, 03