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This unit introduces the scope of public health practice in the 21st century and the social, political and economic context within which public health practitioners operate. The unit combines theoretical and practical material to assist students to understand the social and economic determinants of health, the importance of improved equity to raising health standards worldwide, nationally and locally, and the ways in which communities can be engaged and empowered to identify and address issues that affect their health. Different health outcomes for people across a range of communities will be critically examined in relation to public health practice.

Summary 2020

Unit name Introduction to Public Health
Unit code CAM529
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine

Dr Rosie Nash

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Teaching Pattern

Flexible, Fully Online


Forum discussions 20%; Conference abstract (500 words plus presentation) 30%; Essay (3000 words) 50%

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