This unit introduces students to the foundation knowledge, skills and conceptual frameworks that underpin contemporary public health practice. It explores the biological, social, economic and environmental determinants of health and wellbeing as a basis for developing strategies and systems that promote and protect health. It explores the history of public health and the lessons we must learn and apply to sustain and enhance the health of populations, now and into the future.
|Unit name||Foundations of Public Health|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
|Coordinator||Ms Gabrielle Feather|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Describe the principles and attributes of public health responses to contemporary and emerging health challenges
- Analyse the distribution and determinants of health and wellbeing of populations
- Describe major population health challenges and priorities including strategies for health promotion and health protection
- Describe the role of different health professionals and disciplines in developing effective public health solutions
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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2hr weekly workshops, 3hr weekly independent learning, 3hr weekly individual self-directed study
|Assessment||Weekly quizzes (20%)|Assignment (30%)|Assignment (50%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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