Introduction to Public Health
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- 20 Feb 2023
- 10 Jul 2023
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Differentiate between a range of definitions of health, and consider the contexts in which these definitions are applied
- Define public health, its principal components and its development within Australian and international contexts
- Describe the concept of the social determinants of health and inequities in health, and discuss their influence on the health outcomes of populations
- Critique how public health priority issues are addressed by health policy at a local, national and international level
- Investigate key challenges to the health of populations and explore potential solutions at a local, national and international level
- Refer to Mylo for study topics
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No additional requirements
This subject introduces the scope of public health practice in the 21st century and the social, political and economic context within which public health practitioners operate. The subject combines theoretical and practical material to assist students to understand the social and economic determinants of health, the importance of improved equity to raising health standards worldwide, nationally and locally, and the ways in which communities can be engaged and empowered to identify and address issues that affect their health. Different health outcomes for people across a range of communities will be critically examined in relation to public health practice.
- Conference Abstract plus Presentation (30%)
- Discussion Posts (Online) (20%)
- Essay (50%)
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