WELLBEING AND PREVENTION IN HEALTH
Credit points: 15
In this subject students will develop an appreciation of historical and contemporary contexts for, and practice in, public health and health promotion. There will be a focus on five themes: (i) health promotion and prevention in the context of complex systems shaping health (including the health care system); (ii) interventions on important public health issues including tobacco, nutrition, physical activity, alcohol, mental health, violence, and various at-risk population groups such as indigenous Australians and low income groups; (iii) new and emerging issues for public health including health inequalities, disaster recovery, problem gambling and climate change; (iv) at risk and vulnerable populations, (v)approaches to applying evidence in context. Students completing this subject will become familiar with the emergence and status of the national prevention agenda in Australia.
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorSally Fawkes
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Australia: the healthiest country by 2020 - the roadmap for action||Recommended||Australian Government 2009||NATIONAL PREVENTATIVE HEALTH TASKFORCE, CANBERRA|
|Readings||Public Health Practice in Australia. The Organised Effort. (2nd Ed)||Recommended||Lin, V., Smith, J. and Fawkes, S., 2014||ALLEN AND UNWIN: SYDNEY|
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City, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSally Fawkes
Five 1.0 days lecture per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block mode consisting of five full days per semester."
|one 1,500-word assignment||33|
|one 1,500-word essay||33|
|one 1,500-word report||34|