EVIDENCE BASED PUBLIC HEALTH: KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND PRACTICE

PHE5EBP

2016

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

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsRecommended readings provided upon commencement of subject.PreliminaryNot applicable.Not applicable.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. KNOWLEDGE - Demonstrate specialised knowledge of systematic reviews of public health interventions including the conceptual building blocks by summarising and interpreting evidence.

Activities:
Lectures, reading, discussion, class exercises and essays
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. SKILLS - Apply the principles and criteria for critical appraisal of evidence.

Activities:
Lectures, reading, discussion, class exercises and essays
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

03. APPLICATION - Evaluate the applicability of evidence from systematic reviews to different public health contexts and issues including assessing the opportunities and limitations for translating evidence into policy and practice.

Activities:
Lectures, reading, discussion, class exercises and essays
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size90

Enrolment information The only suitable teaching room at FS campus with recording equipment (G04) has a max size of 80. I have allowed an over enrolment figure of 90 because some will withdraw. All other subjects in the course are at FS in 2016 so it does not make sense to move this subject to Bundoora. This subject has a very high number of international students who have to attend f2f. The quota may not be needed in 2017 because the venue will change due to the lease ending at FS. Student services should not enrol above 90 students.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSophie Hill

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 32 - 36
Five 6.5 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 36 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 Week: 32 - 36
One 7.0 hours directed reading per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 32 to week 36 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2000 word essayFeedback provided on essay.35 03, 02, 01
one 3500 word essayFeedback provided on essay.65 02, 01, 03