SOCIAL AND CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES IN PUBLIC HEALTH

PHE5SCP

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students explore the multi-disciplinary partnerships between public health and the social science disciplines including sociology and anthropology with particular attention to the ways in which cultural beliefs and practices shape population risks for both infectious and non-infectious diseases and how social factors such as social status, ethnicity and gender impact on health inequalities. Thus this subject will provide students with a solid grounding in understanding the different ways in which the social sciences contribute to public health theory and practice.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBruce Rumbold

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 conditions Classes are held at the City Campus.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe ways in which key social science disciplines inform understandings of health

Activities:
journal, book review, essay

02. Identify social science influences on public health theory, method and practice

Activities:
journal, book review, essay

03. Explain how cultural and social factors shape population health and public health interventions

Activities:
journal, book review, essay

04. Critically appraise health literature in terms of social and cultural content

Activities:
journal, book review, essay

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size70

Enrolment information Lecture theatre accommodation at Franklin Street Managed by course enrolment officer

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBruce Rumbold

Class requirements

Lecture
One 1.0 hours lecture per week and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two 1,500-word projects30% each60
Unstructured Reflective Journal of 5,000 words40