PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE

PHE2PHP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Having completed their studies in PHE2PHP, students will be able to describe and evaluate the principles of public health, health promotion and primary health care as they relate to various social, political and economic contexts. Students will acquire a deeper understanding of behavioural, environmental, sociocultural, political and organisational factors that promote or compromise health. Students will identify and evaluate the range of evidence that informs public health practice, evidence on which public health policies and programs are based. The subject will assist students to examine the strategies used in public health in the context of public health planning frameworks. The various aspects of public health will be reviewed such as surveillance and monitoring, community-based approaches, protection and prevention and the promotion of health.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKaren Anderson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into one of the following course codes: HBPHPB, HZPPNB, HBOHSB, HBHS, HBHSB, HZHSID, LBBSB, HZHSB, or AZAHS and must have passed: PHE1SDH or Must be admitted into one of the following course codes: EVEDB or HZHSDD and no other rule applies.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HLT2PHP

Equivalent subjects HLT2PHP

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPromoting health: a primary health care approachRecommendedTalbot, L and Verrinder, G 20135TH EDN, CHURCHILL LIVINGSTON, MELBOURNE.
ReadingsPublic health practice in Australia: the organised effortRecommendedLin, V, Smith, J and Fawkes, S 20142ND EDN, ALLEN & UNWIN, CROWS NEST, NSW.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically analyse the various concepts, values and strategies relating to public health practice

Activities:
Individual analysis task, oral presentation, 2000 word or equiv assessment

02. Outline the often conflicting roles and interests held by the various stakeholders engaged in or affected by public health activities

Activities:
Individual analysis task, oral presentation, 2000 word or equiv assessment

03. Critically articulate the applicability of various strategies engaged in by public health practitioners at various levels.

Activities:
Individual analysis task, oral presentation, 2000 word or equiv assessment

04. Examine the limits of public health practice as a discipline with regards to work with vulnerable communities within societies.

Activities:
Individual analysis task, oral presentation, 2000 word or equiv assessment

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size175

Enrolment information Quota due to limited resources. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKaren Anderson

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 1-hour lecture per week."

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 2-hour tutorial per week."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one individual 1,500-word literature analysis task30 01, 03, 04
one individual 2,000-word or equivalent assessment40 01, 02, 03, 04
oral presentation (equiv to 500 words)30 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Chong

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one individual 1,500-word literature analysis task30 01, 03, 04
one individual 2,000-word or equivalent assessment40 01, 02, 03, 04
oral presentation (equiv to 500 words)30 02, 03, 04