ADVANCED ISSUES SEMINAR
Credit points: 15
In this subject, Doctor of Public Health students will have a shared understanding of the core areas of public health knowledge and practice, including the persistent tensions and debates in the field, the capacity for critical assessment of the historical origins, contemporary trends and developments in public health research, policy and practice. The seminars will incorporate an historical-analytical perspective to the major knowledge bases contributing to public health and adopt an interactive approach to learning. Seminal materials in the development of the field will be reviewed, along with contemporary commentaries. The subject will include site visits to illustrate theoretical materials.
SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health
Subject Co-ordinatorPriscilla Robinson
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 6 - Doctoral
Prerequisites Must be enrolled in professional doctorate in Faculty of Health Sciences or have approval of student's course coordinator and subject coordinator.
Special conditions Offered subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Australian health system||Recommended||Duckett S.||MELBOURNE: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 3RD EDN., 2007.|
|Readings||Evidence-based health policy: problems and possibilities.||Recommended||Lin V and Dwyer J.||OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, MELBOURNE 2003.|
|Readings||Human frontiers, environments and disease: past patterns, uncertain futures.||Recommended||McMichael AJ.||CAMBRIDGE: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2001.|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Identify and analyse current critical issues in public health policy, provision or management to develop, evaluate and recommend potential solutions
- Critical appraisal of peer-reviewed and grey literature which underpins each student's research topic
02. Contextualise areas of research interest in national and international settings
- Identification, reading and analysis of a series of annual reports from a Bretton Woods or other organisation
03. Presentation of desktop research through verbal presentation, discussion, and papers which may be further developed for conference presentations and papers submitted for publication
- Class presentation, written paper
04. Demonstrate understanding of the responsibilities and duty of care health practitioners have to participants and their data, including research data
- Clear consideration of ethical aspects of research and health care in written papers and verbal tasks
05. Reflect on and learn from their own professional practice and provide insight and feedback to colleagues
- Reflective writing and discussion
06. Demonstrate high-level understanding and skills in evidence based practice research, including data analysis and reporting of findings
- Written assignment
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City, 2015, Week 12-25, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPriscilla Robinson
Four 6.0 hours block mode other recurrence and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will attend four six-hour seminars on dates to be negotiated, usually scheduled during April and May."
|One 1,500-word essay based on verbal presentation||30|
|One 10-minute verbal presentation||20|
|One 100-word book review||20|
|One 1400-word commentary||30|