PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE

PHE2PHP

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to the principles of public and primary health care in their social, political and economic contexts. Building on the knowledge of social determinants from PHE1SDH, students develop a deeper understanding of behavioural, environmental, sociocultural, political and organizational factors that promote or comprise health. Students will also examine the strategies used in public health practice, in the context of public health frameworks, with a particular focus on community-based approaches to health enhancement.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFiona Dangerfield

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites If the student is enrolled in HBPHPB Bachelor of Public Health Promotion or HZPPNB Bachelor of Paramedic Practice/Bachelor of Public Health Promotion or HBOHSB Bachelor of Oral Health Sciences HBHS B Health Sci or HBHSB B Health Sci or HZHSID Health Sci/Intl Dev or LBBSB Sports development and management or HZHSB Health Sci/Bus or AZAHS Arts/Health Sci then must have passed PHE1SDH or be enrolled in EVEDB Bachelor of Education or HZHSDD B Dent/Mstr Dent. All other students require coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HLT2PHP

Equivalent subjects HLT2PHP

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPromoting health: a primary health care approachRecommendedTalbot, L and Verrinder, G 20135TH EDN, CHURCHILL LIVINGSTON, MELBOURNE.
ReadingsPublic health practice in Australia: the organised effortRecommendedLin, V, Smith, J and Fawkes, S 20142ND EDN, ALLEN & UNWIN, CROWS NEST, NSW.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically analyse the various concepts, values and strategies relating to public health practice

Activities:
Individual analysis task, oral presentation, 2000 word or equiv assessment

02. Outline the often conflicting roles and interests held by the various stakeholders engaged in or affected by public health activities

Activities:
Individual analysis task, oral presentation, 2000 word or equiv assessment

03. Critically articulate the applicability of various strategies engaged in by public health practitioners at various levels.

Activities:
Individual analysis task, oral presentation, 2000 word or equiv assessment

04. Examine the limits of public health practice as a discipline with regards to work with vulnerable communities within societies.

Activities:
Individual analysis task, oral presentation, 2000 word or equiv assessment

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size175

Enrolment information Lecturers availability order of application

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Dangerfield

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 1-hour lecture per week."

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 2-hour tutorial per week."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one individual 1,500-word literature analysis task30 01, 03, 04
one individual 2,000-word or equivalent assessment40 01, 02, 03, 04
oral presentation (equiv to 500 words)30 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Chong

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one individual 1,500-word literature analysis task30 01, 03, 04
one individual 2,000-word or equivalent assessment40 01, 02, 03, 04
oral presentation (equiv to 500 words)30 02, 03, 04