SOCIAL AND CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES IN PUBLIC HEALTH

PHE5SCP

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will explore the multi-disciplinary partnerships between public health and social science disciplines, especially sociology and anthropology. Particular attention will be paid to the ways in which cultural beliefs and practices shape population risks for both infectious and non-infectious diseases, and how social factors such as social status, ethnicity and gender impact on health inequalities. This subject will provide you with a solid grounding in understanding different ways in which the social sciences contribute to public health theory and practice.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSabrina Gupta

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 subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyEnrolment accepted until quota reached

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsClasses are held at the City Campus.

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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critique ways in which key social science disciplines inform understandings of health
02. Critically reflect on social science influences on public health theory, method and practice
03. Explain how cultural and social factors shape population health and public health interventions
04. Critically appraise health literature in terms of social and cultural content

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size70

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSabrina Gupta

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Seven 3.00 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1500-word book reportBook report involves preparation of an online resource.

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Unstructured Reflective Journal of 5,000 words, equivalent to 1800 words formal assessmentStudents invited to share reflections in some tutorial discussions

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1500-word essay

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

On-Line, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSabrina Gupta

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
Eight 2.00 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1500-word book reportBook report involves preparation of an online resource.

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Unstructured Reflective Journal of 5,000 words, equivalent to 1800 words formal assessmentStudents invited to share reflections in some tutorial discussions

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1500-word essay

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4