HEALTH DATA FOR DECISION MAKING

CPH4HDD

2015

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. apply advanced conceptual, theoretical and technical knowledge and skills to their professional practice in a changing healthcare environment

Activities:
Lectures, case studies, computer exercise, group discussion, assignments

02. communicate effectively with a range of people in a variety of settings, interpreting and transmitting knowledge, skills and ideas, and using a variety of modes and media

Activities:
Lectures, case studies, computer exercise, group discussion, assignments

03. practise safely and effectively, both independently and as a member of a team in a multidisciplinary work environment

Activities:
Lectures, case studies, computer exercise, group discussion, assignments

04. independently assess evidence about innovations, generate new ideas, and identify and provide solutions or management options for complex problems in healthcare settings

Activities:
Lectures, case studies, computer exercise, field visits, group discussion, assignments

05. make, and defend, ethical and socially responsible decisions in relation to collection and use of health data

Activities:
Lectures, case studies, computer exercise, field visits, group discussion, assignments

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China, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 7.0 days block mode per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"39 hours of reading, exercises and structured activities using the unit distance education pack, and regular contact with lecturers via unit coordinator. This unit is offered both in English and in Mandarin."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2500-word assignment50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 3000-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 7.0 days block mode per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"39 hours of reading, exercises and structured activities using the unit distance education pack, and regular contact with lecturers via unit coordinator. This unit is offered both in English and in Mandarin."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2500-word assignment50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 3000-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2015, Week 01-15, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 7.0 days block mode per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"39 hours of reading, exercises and structured activities using the unit distance education pack, and regular contact with lecturers via unit coordinator. This unit is offered both in English and in Mandarin."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2500-word assignment50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 3000-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2015, Week 10-25, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 7.0 days block mode per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"39 hours of reading, exercises and structured activities using the unit distance education pack, and regular contact with lecturers via unit coordinator. This unit is offered both in English and in Mandarin."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2500-word assignment50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 3000-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2015, Week 20-24, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 7.0 days block mode per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"39 hours of reading, exercises and structured activities using the unit distance education pack, and regular contact with lecturers via unit coordinator. This unit is offered both in English and in Mandarin."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2500-word assignment50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 3000-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2015, Week 33-42, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 7.0 days block mode per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"39 hours of reading, exercises and structured activities using the unit distance education pack, and regular contact with lecturers via unit coordinator. This unit is offered both in English and in Mandarin."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2500-word assignment50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 3000-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2015, Week 48-53, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 7.0 days block mode per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"39 hours of reading, exercises and structured activities using the unit distance education pack, and regular contact with lecturers via unit coordinator. This unit is offered both in English and in Mandarin."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2500-word assignment50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 3000-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05