Courses & Units

Systems Thinking in Public Health CAM530

Hobart

Introduction


Systems thinking is an approach to public health that allows us to understand and manage complex problems. The purpose of this unit is to introduce key systems thinking concepts and practical methods to address complexity to improve the health of populations. A selection of systems thinking methods will be considered and related to many disciplines across the health and community sector, from local to global contexts. The unit will also consider how systems thinking can contribute to policy decision making when addressing complex problems.

Summary

Unit name Systems Thinking in Public Health
Unit code CAM530
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Teaching staff Dr Silvana Bettiol and other academic staff.
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2018: $1,148.00 2018: $2,243.00 061399

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Online

AssessmentAssessment task 1: Discussion board participation. Assessment task 2: 2000 word critical analysis of systems thinking approaches. Assessment task 3: 2500 report demonstrating application of systems thinking methods.
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Textbooks

RequiredNone
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