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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This foundational subject provides students with a broad grounding in the forms of knowledge, disciplines and ways of thinking that shape public health approaches to contemporary health issues. The subject builds around multiple issue-based case studies that range in focus from the clinical to the global. Students investigate the insights and contributions offered by a wide range of academic disciplines and fields of practice, drawing on anthropology, psychology, biostatistics, data analytics, economics, epidemiology, history, management and public administration, political science, population health sciences, health promotion, research, and sociology. Selected public health frameworks are used to demonstrate how insights from these disciplines and fields can be combined to identify, describe and analyse public health problems, and to design, implement, evaluate and adapt responses and solutions.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMelissa Graham

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse and communicate the defining characteristics of the public health approach.
02. Compare and contrast the public health approach with the biomedical perspective on health.
03. Critique key public health approaches to analyse and address public health issues.
04. Apply public health frameworks to analyse contemporary public health issues.
05. Apply knowledge and skills to develop and evaluate innovative policy or practice solutions.

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