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Through this unit, students are provided with an integrated overview of the ways in which different theories and disciplinary perspectives have informed public health principles and practices both in the past and present. The unit provides the foundations for a contextual understanding of the specific methods of public health research, policy development and program planning and implementation. Principles and Practice of Public Health is a 'glue' unit for the study of public health, drawing linkages between areas that may at first sight appear quite disparate. This unit aims to provide students with an overview of public health as an organised global and local effort to promote and protect the health of the public. Links are drawn between the past and present to provide the foundations for a contextual understanding of the specific methods of public health practice and policy development. Students are encouraged to position themselves within public health debates.
This unit will cover: history of public health and lessons learned from history; concepts of equity/inequity, social epidemiology, population health, justice and universalism, public-private tensions, planning and intersectoralism, globalisation and health and specific topics as health impact assessment, child public health, public health nutrition.
Tutorial paper (1500 words) 30%, presentation 10%, major paper (3000 words) 60%
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