APPROACHES TO PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEMS

PHE5WPH

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This foundational subject provides students with a broad grounding in the forms of knowledge, disciplines and ways of thinking that shape public health approaches to contemporary health issues. The subject builds around multiple issue-based case studies that range in focus from the clinical to the global. Students investigate the insights and contributions offered by a wide range of academic disciplines and fields of practice, drawing on anthropology, psychology, biostatistics, data analytics, economics,epidemiology, history, management and public administration, political science, population health sciences, health promotion, research, and sociology. Selected public health frameworks are used to demonstrate how insights from these disciplinesand fields can be combined to identify, describe and analyse public health problems, and to design, implement, evaluate and adapt responses and solutions.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMelissa Graham

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

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPublic Health Practice in Australia. The Organised Effort. (2nd Ed)RecommendedLin, V., Smith, J. and Fawkes, S., 2014ALLEN AND UNWIN, SYDNEY
ReadingsOxford Handbook of Public HealthRecommendedGuest C, Ricciardi W, Kawachi I, Laing I. (eds) 2013OUP

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse and communicate the defining characteristics of the public health approach.

Activities:
Engagement with staff, reflection on case study materials, reading, interaction with peers

02. Compare and contrast the public health approach with the biomedical perspective on health.

Activities:
Engagement with staff, reflection on case study materials, reading, interaction with peers

03. Critique key public health approaches to analyse and address public health issues.

Activities:
Engagement with staff, reflection on case study materials, reading, interaction with peers

04. Apply public health frameworks to analyse contemporary public health issues.

Activities:
Engagement with staff, reflection on case study materials, reading, interaction with peers

05. Apply knowledge and skills to develop and evaluate innovative policy or practice solutions.

Activities:
Engagement with staff, reflection on case study materials, reading, interaction with peers

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Graham

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

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 blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Reflective learning journal (1,000-words equivalent)20 01, 02
Presentation - 10 minutes verbal (2,000-words equivalent)40 03, 04
Written report (2,000-words)40 02, 03, 04, 05

City Campus, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Graham

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Reflective learning journal (1,000-words equivalent)20 01, 02
Presentation - 10 minutes verbal (2,000-words equivalent)40 03, 04
Written report (2,000-words)40 02, 03, 04, 05

Online, 2019, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Graham

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Reflective learning journal (1,000-words equivalent)20 01, 02
Presentation - 10 minutes verbal (2,000-words equivalent)40 03, 04
Written report (2,000-words)40 02, 03, 04, 05

Online, 2019, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Graham

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Reflective learning journal (1,000-words equivalent)20 01, 02
Presentation - 10 minutes verbal (2,000-words equivalent)40 03, 04
Written report (2,000-words)40 02, 03, 04, 05