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 ElectiveNo

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

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: 31 - 43
Seven 3.00 h lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1500-word book report Book 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 assessment Students invited to share reflections in some tutorial discussionsN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 1500-word essayN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

On-Line, 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSabrina Gupta

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
Eight 2.00 h tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1500-word book report Book 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 assessment Students invited to share reflections in some tutorial discussionsN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 1500-word essayN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4