PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY AND PRACTICE

PHE5PAP

Not currently offered

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

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Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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Learning resources

Public Health Policy and Politics

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBaggot R.

Year2012

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PublisherMacmillan

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Oxford Handbook of Public Health

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

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

Year2013

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOUP

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Public Health Practice in Australia. The Organised Effort

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorLin V, Smith J and Fawkes S

Year2014

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PublisherAllen and Unwin

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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

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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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