HEALTH DATA FOR DECISION MAKING

PHE5HDD

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, 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-ordinatorLeila Karimi

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 subjects PHE4HDE or PHE5HDE and must not be enrolled in the following course codes HMPHC, HZPHID,HZHPHID, HZPHHA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Offered subject to sufficient enrolment

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Readingssubject manualPrescribed..

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and understand the diverse sources of data which may be deployed in health care decision-making

Activities:
Group assignment, Individual assignment I
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Initiate different research and data collection strategies to match decision-making requirements

Activities:
Group assignment, Individual assignment I, II
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
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)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Critically evaluate research evidence generated by others and assess its usefulness

Activities:
Group assignment, Individual assignment I, II
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
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)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Develop an understanding of how to present data, making an effective argument in the context of health care decision-making.

Activities:
Group assignment, Individual assignment II
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
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)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLeila Karimi

Class requirements

Lecture
Five 8.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,000-word assignment30 01, 02, 03, 04
one 2,000-word essay40 01, 02, 03, 04
one group presentation (10 mins per member)30 01, 02, 03, 04