This unit will assist students to develop skills in describing the origins and concepts of public health and its relationship to contemporary public health initiatives, challenges and practices. Students will gain knowledge on health and its determinants and how these impact on public health interventions. The role of public health at each stage of the disease continuum will be used to introduce definitions and interventions that address identified health priorities.
|1.||Review the development of public health in Australia and beyond;|
|2.||Explain the basic principles and concepts that underpin public health and wellness;|
|3.||Discuss the potential role and the interface of political, cultural, social, behavioural and environmental determinants of health in the design and delivery of public health programs;|
|4.||Discuss health issues affecting Australia's diverse population.|
|Test||Two (2) Online Tests||20%|
|Portfolio||Review on a contemporary public health issue currently in the news (600 words)||40%|
|Presentation||Individual Presentation (5 minutes) on a local or national public health intervention (7 stiles with notes approx. 1500 words)||40%|
Introduction to Public Health 2nd ed.
Fleming, M.L. and Parker, E. (2011)
Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier, Sydney
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