PUBLIC HEALTH RESPONSES

PHE5PHR

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The public health workforce requires sound knowledge and skills for anticipating and responding to public health risks, disasters and emergencies. This subject introduces you to: the intersection between the environment and health including the physical environment, climate change, environmental sustainability, natural disasters, and pandemics taking account of the politics; the role of public health professionals and managers in anticipating and responding to public health emergencies, surveillance, and risk management; and the four phases of management (mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery). Public health emergencies disproportionately impact some population groups and as such this subject is necessarily underpinned by the concepts of equity and human rights. Furthermore, key to mitigation, response and recovery is effective communication.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMelissa Graham

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsPHE5ENV

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

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. Identify, describe and analyse current and future public health threats and emergencies.
02. Evaluate public health threats, disasters and emergencies in relation to the determinants of health, equity and human rights.
03. Critique the intersection between the environment, public health disasters and emergencies, the health of populations and the factors that influence responses.
04. Compare and contrast public health responses.
05. Design public health communication strategies to aid mitigation, response and recovery.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, LTU Term 5, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Graham

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 37 - 42
One 2.00 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 37 - 42
One 4.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 37 - 42
One 4.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

AT1 Reflective report (1,000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO4

AT2 Critical analysis (1,500 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

AT3 Report (2,000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Graham

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 37 - 42
One 2.00 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays at night from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via video conference.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 37 - 42
One 4.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 37 - 42
One 4.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

AT1 Reflective report (1,000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO4

AT2 Critical analysis (1,500 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

AT3 Report (2,000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5