Public Health Special Topics - 2017

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Unit summary

MPH585

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Written assignment (50%) , Assignment 2 - Principles and practice paper (50%)

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,800.00
International 3,050.00

This unit is designed to focus on specific areas of public health and will vary from year to year. The unit will extend learning from previous studies. Students will benefit from expertise of school and visiting academics who will teach in the area of their particular research or industry expertise. Students will develop in-depth knowledge, critical thinking and communication skills related to particular areas of public health.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. critically analyse a public health issue
  2. devise a response to an issue or challenge based on public health principles.
  • Assignment 1 — Written assignment (50%)
  • Assignment 2 — Principles and practice paper (50%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Additional materials
  • Audio/Visual equipment
  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Admission to degree required, Access to Internet, Provide an email address

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Students will benefit from expertise of school and visiting academics who will teach in the area of their particular research or industry expertise
2Students will develop in-depth knowledge, critical thinking and communication skills related to particular areas of public health.

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links
  • Wikis

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Quizzes
  • Resources and Links

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the The Co-op website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

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