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Undergraduate | UAD-PUB1001OUA | 2024

Health and Illness in Populations

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Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
13 weeks

Start dates

  • 29 Jan 2024
  • 20 May 2024
  • 02 Sept 2024
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About this subject

  • On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Identify major causes of morbidity (sickness) and mortality (deaths) in Australia and globally
    2. Describe public health problems and how they are measured using basic epidemiological terminology and calculations
    3. Evaluate how social determinants and other risk factors for communicable and chronic disease influence personal and population health
    4. Describe the basic principles and salient features of health promotion and disease prevention to improve population health
    5. Evaluate the roles and functions of policies and diverse stakeholders, including in government departments and health systems, in defining, influencing, and responding to public health issues
    6. Identify ethical and economic issues associated with policies and interventions aimed at improving health
    7. Identify, critique, synthesise, report and reference appropriate public health literature
    8. Participate constructively, as an individual or within groups, in learning activities

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or presentations).
  • Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units. MyUni is the University of Adelaide's online learning environment. MyUni provides access to various features including announcements, course materials, discussion boards and assessments.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

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