PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE

PHE2PHP

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Having completed their studies in PHE2PHP, students will be able to describe and evaluate the principles of public health, health promotion and primary health care as they relate to various social, political and economic contexts. Students will acquire a deeper understanding of behavioural, environmental, sociocultural, political and organisational factors that promote or compromise health. Students will identify and evaluate the range of evidence that informs public health practice, evidence on which public health policies and programs are based. The subject will assist students to examine the strategies used in public health in the context of public health planning frameworks. The various aspects of public health will be reviewed such as surveillance and monitoring, community-based approaches, protection and prevention and the promotion of health.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKaren Anderson

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into one of the following course codes: HBPHPB, HZPPNB, , HBHS, HBHSB, HZHSID, LBBSB, HZHSB, HHPPB,LZCHS or AZAHS and must have passed: PHE1SDH or Must be admitted into one of the following course codes: EVEDB or and no other rule applies.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsHLT2PHP

Equivalent subjectsHLT2PHP

Quota Management StrategyEnrolment accepted until quota reached

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Promoting health: a primary health care approach

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorTalbot, L and Verrinder, G

Year2017

Edition/Volume6TH EDN

PublisherCHURCHILL LIVINGSTON, MELBOURNE.

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Public health practice in Australia: the organised effort

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLin, V, Smith, J and Fawkes, S

Year2014

Edition/Volume2ND EDN

PublisherALLEN & UNWIN, CROWS NEST, NSW.

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically analyse the various concepts, values and strategies relating to public health practice
02. Outline the often conflicting roles and interests held by the various stakeholders engaged in or affected by public health activities
03. Critically articulate the applicability of various strategies engaged in by public health practitioners at various levels.
04. Examine the limits of public health practice as a discipline with regards to work with vulnerable communities within societies.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size175

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKaren Anderson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One group oral presentation (500 words equivalent per group member) Students are required to present to the class a discussion a on weekly topic and key reading.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One individual 10 minute multimedia presentation (1000 words equivalent) Students will be required to undertake a site visit to a public health agency to examine how principles of public health practice are applied in that agency. Students are then required to produce a 10 minute multimedia presentation based on that visit.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 2 hour written exam (2000 word equivalent) The exam will consist of short and longer answer questions.N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Individual online tasks (1000 words equivalent) Students are required to complete weekly individual tasks online based on the weekly online content (e.g. written reflection, quiz, group discussion)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Chong

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One group oral presentation (500 words equivalent per group member) Students are required to present to the class a discussion a on weekly topic and key reading.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One individual 10 minute multimedia presentation (1000 words equivalent) Students will be required to undertake a site visit to a public health agency to examine how principles of public health practice are applied in that agency. Students are then required to produce a 10 minute multimedia presentation based on that visit.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 2 hour written exam (2000 word equivalent) The exam will consist of short and longer answer questions.N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Individual online tasks (1000 words equivalent) Students are required to complete weekly individual tasks online based on the weekly online content (e.g. written reflection, quiz, group discussion)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4