Studies in Population Health and Health Promotion

Course code PUBH1080Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the concepts which are important in the public health and health promotion fields. This course will introduce future health professionals to contemporary public health and health promotion issues including: definitions and components of health; health status indicators and outcomes; epidemiological terms and principles; approaches to health promotion and illness prevention; health behaviour change strategies; health/illness care systems; current issues in local national and international health.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn satisfactory completion of this course, students will be able to:
* Explain the components and social determinants of health and health-related behaviour;
* Recognise and explain basic epidemiological terms and principles of measurement and health status indicators;
* Analyse the main methods of measuring the needs of populations;
* Compare and contrast models and approaches to health behaviour change;
* Evaluate the role of Health Promotion in reducing illness and improving the health of individuals and populations;
* Analyse local, national and global health issues;
* Develop skills in basic academic literacies.
ContentModule 1 - This is Public Health
- Concept of health, models of health.
- Overview of Australian health care system - role and functions.

Module 2 - Essential Epidemiology
- Basic epidemiological terms and principles of measurement and health status indicators and outcomes.

Module 3 - Introduction to Health Promotion
- Biological, environmental, social, emotional.

Module 4 - Advocacy and current issues
- Approaches to health promotion, including Ottawa & Jakarta Charters.
- Models of, and approaches to, health behaviour change.
- Local, national and global health issues.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsThis is Public Health (Part A)
Essays / Written AssignmentsThis is Public Health (Part B)
Examination: FormalFormal Examination
Group/tutorial participation and contributionParticipation and contribution
Quiz - On-lineOnline Quizzes/Task
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PUBH1080