ADVANCED ISSUES IN HEALTH AND WELLBEING RESEARCH

RMD5AIS

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students will develop advanced critical understanding of how challenges to population health and wellbeing have been addressed over time, and how population health and wellbeing goals have been pursued by communities and countries. Public health concepts, eras, systems, bodies of knowledge and practices will be analysed, equipping students to undertake independent investigations into contemporary, emerging and future challenges for health such as: health governance and leadership, demographic shifts, technology innovation, and climate change. Students working in health care services, professions, organisations and systems will gain insights into clinical health care as part of the 'organised effort' of public health systems. Appreciation will be developed of contributions by various sectors, institutions, professions and groups to health and solving health problems. Virtual and/or actual site visits will enable students to link learning to real contexts and issues. The subject will prepare students to reflect on their research project in terms of its scope, focus and method and its relationship to population health and wellbeing.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSally Fawkes

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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Co-requisitesN/A

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Special conditionsOffered subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Human frontiers, environments and disease: past patterns, uncertain futures.

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorMcMichael AJ.

Year2001

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PublisherCAMBRIDGE BOOKS

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Public health practice in Australia: The organised effort

Resource TypePrescribed

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AuthorLin V., Smith, J. and Fawkes, S.

Year2014

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PublisherALLEN AND UNWIN

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The Australian health care system

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDuckett, S. and Willcox, S.

Year2015

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PublisherOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

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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

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically analyse the historical development of public health concepts, eras, systems, bodies of knowledge and practices; the relationship of public health to clinical health care; and health implications of changes over time in socio-cultural and political values and ethics
02. Investigate and critique approaches that have been, or are being, taken to preventing or addressing selected significant health problems facing communities or populations
03. Select and apply tools and frameworks to examine contemporary, emerging and future challenges for health such as: health governance and leadership, demographic shifts, technology innovation, climate change
04. Critically reflect on your research project in terms of its scope, focus and method and its relationship to population health and wellbeing.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSally Fawkes

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 10 - 22
Six 5.00 d directed reading per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Directed reading and viewing of resources is undertaken independently by students and is supplemented by online activities and discussions

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h lecture per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Recorded. Supplemented by online discussion of content

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 3000-word assignment

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 10-minute oral presentation supported by a 1000-word written assignment

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3

One 1500-word commentary

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO3, SILO4

On-Line, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSally Fawkes

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 30 - 42
Six 5.00 d directed reading per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Directed reading and viewing of resources is undertaken independently by students and is supplemented by online activities and discussions

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Two 1.00 h lecture per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Recorded. Supplemented by online discussion of content

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 3000-word assignment

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 10-minute oral presentation supported by a 1000-word written assignment

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3

One 1500-word commentary

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO3, SILO4