Health of Populations & Young People

Course code PUBH2040Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

This course aims to provide students with an understanding of issues and concepts which are important in the health and personal development strands of the PDHPE key learning area (Health component of New Australian Curriculum HPE). Three key course modules will be covered providing students with an opportunity to think both critically and creatively about health issues impacting on different population groups within the community, the determinants of these and consider health promotion strategies for addressing them in schools. The course also addresses issues affecting young people, at an individual, school and community level, with a particular focus on the priority issues of drug use and road safety.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students should have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Critically analyse the current status of, and key issues affecting, the health of Australian population sub-groups using appropriate indicators and epidemiological concepts;
2. Apply a systematic approach to the identification of priority health issues for a population and understand the main determinants of those issues;
3. Understand the philosophy and purpose of drug and alcohol education in schools and the application of harm minimisation strategies;
4. Identify and appropriately intervene with school students who are at risk of drug use or drug & alcohol-related harm;
5. Critically analyse the nature and main causes of road trauma including influences on decision-making and risk taking in young people.
Content1. Health status of populations.
2. Young people and drugs & alcohol.
3. Young people and road safety
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeFoundations in Health and Physical Education EDUC1015 / Foundations in Health PUBH1010
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: FormalExamination
Other: (please specify)Assessment 2 - BlackBoard Online Discussion Forum & BLOG
ReportsAssessment 1 - Priority Health Report
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PUBH2040