Introduction to Public Health
|Course code PUBH6300||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health|
Public Health is the discipline that seeks to understand patterns and causes of disease within populations and brings evidence-based interventions to address those diseases of significance within populations. It requires an understanding of the current Burden of Disease in Australia, the Region and Globally. In order to effectively respond to the challenge of this Burden of Disease students will need to understand the biological, social and environmental courses of these patterns of disease. Further an understanding of economic and political processes in determining a response to the Burden of Disease.
An understanding of how health systems and organisations are structured and function to respond to this Burden of Disease in
Australia, the Region and Globally is central to understanding how Population Health Responses are mounted
Available in 2014
|Objectives||By the end of this course they will understand:|
a) Burden of Disease locally, nationally and globally.
b) The determinants of health ,health equity and health policy.
c) How health systems and agencies are organised in Australia the Region and Globally to respond to current and projected burden of disease.
|Content||What is Public (Population) Health?, Define Burden of Disease and compare the current burden in Australia, the Region and Globally, The Australian Health Care System, Comparative Global Health Systems, Non-Communicable Diseases and Injury, Communicable Disease, Environmental Health, Health Inequalities, Ageing, Biological Threats|
|Replacing Course(s)||Not applicable|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based|
Distance Learning : Paper Based
|Teaching Methods||Email Discussion Group|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for PUBH6300|