Courses & Units

Public Health: Theory to Practice CAM726


Students propose and complete a public health practice project through which they apply cognate discipline knowledge, problem-solving capability, and applied research skills to develop recommendations for a contemporary public health topic proposed by local partnerships. The unit is designed to not only consolidate knowledge and skills but to integrate theory and practice in an authentic and contextualised learning experience. The emphasis on stakeholder engagement, presentation and communication of findings is intended to create a translational experience to a ‘real-world’ public health organisational context.


Unit name Public Health: Theory to Practice
Unit code CAM726
Credit points 25
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator Ms Louise Clark
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify public health evidence, appraise and synthesise this evidence to inform decision-making on a contemporary public health topic.
  • Plan and undertake a public health practice project.
  • Engage with ‘real world’ stakeholders and contextualise the output within contemporary public health practice.
  • Communicate findings from analysis of a significant piece of scholarly work through public dissemination.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
061399 $2,075.00 $2,075.00 not applicable $5,302.00

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Concurrent Prerequisites

(CAM638 OR CAM628) AND CAM530


AssessmentFinal Presentation (20%)|Project Proposal (30%)|Project Report (50%)
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