ADVANCED ISSUES IN HEALTH AND WELLBEING RESEARCH

RMD5AIS

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students will develop advanced critical understanding of how challenges to population health and wellbeing have been addressed over time,and how population health and wellbeing goals have been pursued by communities and countries. Public health concepts, eras, systems, bodies of knowledge and practices will be analysed, equipping students to undertake independent investigations into contemporary, emerging and future challenges for health such as: health governance and leadership, demographic shifts, technology innovation, and climate change. Students working in health care services, professions, organisations and systems will gain insights into clinical health care as part of the 'organised effort' of public health systems. Appreciation will be developed of  contributions by various sectors, institutions, professions and groups to health and solving health problems. Virtual and/or actual site visits will enable students to link learning to real contexts and issues. The subject will prepare students to reflect on their research project in terms of its scope,focus and method and its relationship to population health and wellbeing.


SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSally Fawkes

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Offered subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe Australian health care systemRecommendedDuckett, S. and Willcox, S. (2015, 5th edn)OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
ReadingsPublic health practice in Australia: The organised effortPrescribedLin V., Smith, J. and Fawkes, S. (2014, 2nd Edn)ALLEN AND UNWIN
ReadingsHuman frontiers, environments and disease: past patterns, uncertain futures.RecommendedMcMichael AJ. (2001)CAMBRIDGE BOOKS
Discipline SpecificVarious published and media resourcesRecommendedVariousVarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically analyse the historical development of public health concepts, eras, systems, bodies of knowledge and practices; the relationship of public health to clinical health care; and health implications of changes over time in socio-cultural and political values and ethics

Activities:
Reading/ viewing, analysing and discussing prescribed resources Undertaking independent investigation through desktop research Undertaking actual and/or virtual field visits to exhibits and centres (eg Koorie Heritage Trust, Immigration Museum)

02. Investigate and critique approaches that have been, or are being, taken to preventing or addressing selected significant health problems facing communities or populations

Activities:
Independently locating and analysing case studies, relevant research and key reports from international and national institutions, organisations and commissions Debating findings and views in online fora

03. Select and apply tools and frameworks to examine contemporary, emerging and future challenges for health such as: health governance and leadership, demographic shifts, technology innovation, climate change

Activities:
Locating and analysing relevant literature and other scholarly resources Investigating and debating perspectives in online fora

04. Critically reflect on your research project in terms of its scope, focus and method and its relationship to population health and wellbeing.

Activities:
Maintaining a reflective practice journal Discussions with professional colleagues Participating in online fora

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2018, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSally Fawkes

Class requirements

Directed Reading Week: 10 - 22
Six 5.0 days directed reading per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Directed reading and viewing of resources is undertaken independently by students and is supplemented by online activities and discussions"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Recorded. Supplemented by online discussion of content"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 3000-word assignment50 01, 02, 03
One 10-minute oral presentation supported by a 1000-word written assignment30 01, 03
One 1500-word commentary20 03, 04

Online, 2018, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSally Fawkes

Class requirements

Directed Reading Week: 31 - 43
Six 5.0 days directed reading per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Directed reading and viewing of resources is undertaken independently by students and is supplemented by online activities and discussions"

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Recorded. Supplemented by online discussion of content"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 3000-word assignment50 01, 02, 03
One 10-minute oral presentation supported by a 1000-word written assignment30 01, 03
One 1500-word commentary20 03, 04