HEALTH DATA FOR DECISION MAKING

CPH4HDD

2016

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

Learning resources

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. Mastery of theoretical knowledge about key elements of database and information systems, such as data dictionaries and information re-use

Activities:
Lectures, computer exercise, assignment, essay

02. Master advanced skills to identify and present data for making effective arguments in health care decision-making

Activities:
Case studies, group discussion, essay

03. Identify strategies to obtain quality data

Activities:
Case studies, group discussion, essay

04. Critically evaluate data quality and information sources

Activities:
Lectures, computer exercise, group discussion, essay

05. Reflect critically on the responsibilities of decision makers in Health IT introduction and usage

Activities:
Case studies, reflection, group discussion, assignment

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China, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
Ten 5.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000-word assignment50 01, 05
3000-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
Ten 5.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Teaching hours are extended to allow bilingual delivery."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000-word assignment50 01, 05
3000-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2016, 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*
2000-word assignment50 01, 05
3000-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2016, Week 10-25, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
Ten 5.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000-word assignment50 01, 05
3000-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2016, Week 20-24, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
Ten 5.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Teaching hours are extended to allow bilingual delivery."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000-word assignment50 01, 05
3000-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2016, Week 33-42, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
Ten 5.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Teaching hours are extended to allow bilingual delivery."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000-word assignment50 01, 05
3000-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2016, Week 48-02, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
Ten 5.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Teaching hours are extended to allow bilingual delivery."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000-word assignment50 01, 05
3000-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05