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.
Your upfront cost: $0
- 27 Jun 2022
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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 additional 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.
Should your course have an exam it will be scheduled for Australian Central Standard Time or Australian Central Daylight Time, depending on the time of the year.
- Portfolio (50%)
- Assignment (50%)
Current study term: 26 Jun 22 to 02 Sep 22
Textbooks are not required.