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Introduction to Public Health Practice and Research

Undergraduate | USA-HLTH1057 | 2024

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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Enrol by
16 June 2024
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
10 weeks
Start dates
8 Jan 2024,
24 June 2024

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Introduction to Public Health Practice and Research

About this subject

  • By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:

    1. Explain key concepts underpinning public health practice and research.
    2. Describe the public health areas of practice.
    3. Apply foundation knowledge of health-related data sources and epidemiological methods to describe the occurrence of health outcomes.
    4. Explain how research evidence informs public health practice.
    5. Describe how the public health cycle leads to improved population health.

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0.125 EFTSL
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