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Unit details

HSH701 - Principles and Practice of Public Health

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: CBD

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Bernie Marshall

Contact hours: 2 hours per week

Content

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: historical foundations of public health; determinants of the health and illness of populations; health data and health surveillance; health protection: communicable disease control and environmental health; health promotion; evidence based practice in public health; ethics, human rights and public health; health of Indigenous Australians; global issues in public health; and international health.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Seminar paper (1500 words) 25%

Assessment task 2: Group presentation 15%

Assessment task 3: Major paper (3000 words) 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$2637$3112

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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