HSH701 - Principles and Practice of Public Health

Year:

2022 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

3 hours per week comprising 1 hour weekly class (recorded and accessible online) and 2 hour weekly seminar.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

3 hours per week comprising 1 hour weekly class (recorded and accessible online) and 2 hour weekly online seminar

Content

In 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. The unit will immerse students in evidence based public health in exploring public health problems, their causes and solutions. Students will be encouraged to position themselves within public health debates.

Unit Fee Information

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