EVIDENCE BASED PUBLIC HEALTH: KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND PRACTICE

PHE5EBP

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students in Public Health and Health Promotion learn to use available evidence on the benefits and problems of interventions in policy and practice. In particular, the subject will equip practitioners in public health to contribute to, and benefit from, world-wide initiatives to produce, disseminate and utilise systematic reviews of effectiveness of public health and health promotion interventions. Participants will learn about evidence-based approaches to public health, and develop their skills in analysing and using systematic reviews.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSophie Hill

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
ReadingsReading available on commencement.PreliminaryN/AN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. KNOWLEDGE - Understand the history and rationale for evidence-based approaches to public health; - Understand Australian and international developments for preparing systematic reviews of public health interventions; - Understand the building blocks, strengths and weaknesses of systematic reviews of effectiveness.

Activities:
Lectures, reading, discussion, group work, essays

02. SKILLS -Understand and apply the principles and criteria for critical appraisal of evidence; -Utilise tools and methods for identifying, appraising and synthesising evidence

Activities:
Lectures, reading, discussion, individual and group work, essays

03. APPLICATION -Analyse and apply evidence from systematic reviews to different public health contexts and issues -Critically assess the opportunities and limitations for translating evidence into policy and practice.

Activities:
Lectures, reading, discussion, individual and group work, essays

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSophie Hill

Class requirements

Block Mode
Five 6.5 hours block mode per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block mode: From week 32-36, five 6.5 hour days consisting of lectures/seminars/workshops/readings and individual and team activities."

Directed Reading
One 1.0 days directed reading per study period and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
class participation10 03, 02, 01
one 1,500 word essay35 03, 02, 01
one 2,000-2,500 word essay55 02, 01, 03