PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF PUBLIC HEALTH

CPH5PPP

2015

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. Apply an advanced and specialised body of conceptual, theoretical and practical knowledge to their professional practice in a changing environment

Activities:
Lectures, group presentations, case studies, major essay.

02. Communicate effectively with specialist and non-specialist audiences, interpreting and transmitting complex knowledge, skills and ideas, and using a variety of modes and media

Activities:
Lectures, group presentations, case studies, major essay

03. research and assess established theories and innovations, solve complex problems, and generate new understandings and ideas in their profession

Activities:
Lectures, group presentations, case studies, major essay

04. Make, and justify, ethical and socially responsible decisions

Activities:
Lectures, group presentations, case studies, major essay

05. Demonstrate indepth understanding on determinants of population health, and be able to identify health priorities and plan population health activities

Activities:
Lectures, group presentations, care studies, major essay

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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 10.0 days block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block Mode at Bundoora and China."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two tutorial exercises/presentations 15 minutes per member40 01, 02, 03, 05
one 3,000-word major assignment60 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 10.0 days block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block Mode at Bundoora and China."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two tutorial exercises/presentations 15 minutes per member40 01, 02, 03, 05
one 3,000-word major assignment60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2015, Week 15-27, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 10.0 days block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block Mode at Bundoora and China."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two tutorial exercises/presentations 15 minutes per member40 01, 02, 03, 05
one 3,000-word major assignment60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 10.0 days block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block Mode at Bundoora and China."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two tutorial exercises/presentations 15 minutes per member40 01, 02, 03, 05
one 3,000-word major assignment60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 10.0 days block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block Mode at Bundoora and China."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two tutorial exercises/presentations 15 minutes per member40 01, 02, 03, 05
one 3,000-word major assignment60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2015, Week 15-27, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 10.0 days block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block Mode at Bundoora and China."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two tutorial exercises/presentations 15 minutes per member40 01, 02, 03, 05
one 3,000-word major assignment60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2015, Week 19-31, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 10.0 days block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block Mode at Bundoora and China."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two tutorial exercises/presentations 15 minutes per member40 01, 02, 03, 05
one 3,000-word major assignment60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05