Courses & Units

Introduction to Public Health CAM529

Hobart

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Introduction

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

Unit name Introduction to Public Health
Unit code CAM529
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator Doctor Rose (Rosie) Nash
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
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 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* 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 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Differentiate between a range of definitions of health, and consider the contexts in which these definitions are applied
  • Define public health, its principal components and its development within Australian and international contexts
  • Describe the concept of the social determinants of health and inequities in health, and discuss their influence on the health outcomes of populations
  • Critique how public health priority issues are addressed by health policy at a local, national and international level
  • Investigate key challenges to the health of populations and explore potential solutions at a local, national and international level
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
061300 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,525.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Flexible, Fully Online

AssessmentForum discussions (20%)|Conference abstract plus presentation (30%)|Essay (50%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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