PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY AND PRACTICE

PHE5PAP

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides an introduction to the ways we can intervene to improve health, the ethics of intervention and the challenges to be faced when trying to implement and evaluate intervention effectiveness. The subject covers the array of public health strategies: from individual health education, through to school, workplace and community based interventions, regulation, and policy (local, national, international). By linking to cases introduced in other core subjects, the student's understanding of the characteristics and merits of alternative policy and practice intervention strategies is matched to what he or she is learning about the nature of public health issues in PHE5WPH, the cultural and social determinants of health and health related behaviours in PHE5SCP, and the generation and use of evidence to assess public health problems and evaluate their solutions in PHE5HDD.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSally Fawkes

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

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Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Public Health Practice in Australia. The Organised Effort

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLin V, Smith J and Fawkes S

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherAllen and Unwin

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Oxford Handbook of Public Health

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorGuest C, Ricciardi W, Kawachi I, Laing I.

Year2013

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PublisherOUP

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Public Health Policy and Politics

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBaggot R.

Year2012

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PublisherMacmillan

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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. Describe effective intervention strategies to improve public health articulating the role of disease prevention, health protection, health promotion, emergency responsiveness and health policy in promoting health and reducing inequalities.
02. Critically appraise potential evidence based intervention strategies to address a health problem with a specific population or community.
03. Analyse alternative interventions strategies with regard to a public health code of ethics.
04. Select and apply criteria to prioritise health problems and their possible solutions.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSally Fawkes

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Four multiple choice exercises (1,500-words equivalent) Covers understanding of basic concepts, terminology and methods. The format allows for rapid feedback as subject unfoldsN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Group exercise (1,000-words equivalent, per student) Exercise involves application of critical appraisal skillsN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2
Written report (3,000-words) Essay in the form of a briefing to a health minister will outline the case for intervening to improve population health, articulating the strategy and justifying it on the basis of the priority assigned to the problem taking into account any ethical implications of the preferred intervention strategyN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO3, SILO4

On-Line, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSally Fawkes

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 2.00 h tutorial per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Scheduled online tutorial

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Four multiple choice exercises (1,500-words equivalent) Covers understanding of basic concepts, terminology and methods. The format allows for rapid feedback as subject unfoldsN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Group exercise (1,000-words equivalent, per student) Exercise involves application of critical appraisal skillsN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2
Written report (3,000-words) Essay in the form of a briefing to a health minister will outline the case for intervening to improve population health, articulating the strategy and justifying it on the basis of the priority assigned to the problem taking into account any ethical implications of the preferred intervention strategyN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO3, SILO4