Introduction to Public Health Practice and Research
Learn to tackle health at grand scale – creating change for populations. Discuss health issues across the globe. Study epidemiology, consider research and data, and examine health surveillance. Use these skills to develop programs to promote health.
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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Explain key concepts underpinning public health practice and research.
- Describe the public health areas of practice.
- Apply foundation knowledge of health-related data sources and epidemiological methods to describe the occurrence of health outcomes.
- Explain how research evidence informs public health practice.
- Describe how the public health cycle leads to improved population health.
- Introduction to public health
- The determinants of health
- Areas of practice
- The public health cycle
- Health surveillance
- Descriptive epidemiology
- Analytical epidemiology
- Health promotion
- Disease prevention
- Health protection
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
Discover what public health is all about. Learn how it takes a population approach to improving health, as opposed to improving the health of one individual at a time.
Examine current public health issues we’re facing, both in Australia and around the world. Study epidemiology, the science that underpins public health and examine a range of data sources used in public health surveillance.
Develop the skills to create health promotion programs or interventions to address contemporary health issues using an evidence-based approach to inform your decisions. You will also discover the range of career opportunities that are available as a public health and health promotion practitioner.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a first-year course from UniSA Online’s Bachelor of Public Health degree.
- Portfolio (50%)
- Assignment (50%)