Introduction to Public Health

Course code PUBH6300Units 10Level 6000Faculty 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 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesBy 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.
ContentWhat 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
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Other: (please specify)Online Assessment
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PUBH6300