PUBH 3027 Public Health in a Changing World
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 401397
Coordinator Catharine Fleming Opens in new window
Description This unit engages students to explore public health in relation to dynamic social, political, economic, environmental and cultural contexts. Students will critique research, policy, practice and evaluation processes to identify their impact on health practices and health outcomes over time. Using their knowledge in public health, epidemiology, sociology and economics students will be required to identify and articulate gaps in current health care and learn to develop a plan towards addressing them. The unit will engage students in reflecting on the future of health care across national and international contexts. Priority health issues that will be discussed in this unit may include chronic and age-related disease, communicable disease, mental health, sexual and reproductive health, child and maternal health, Indigenous health, migrant and refugee health, and environmental health.
School Health Sciences
Discipline Public Health
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
Equivalent Subjects PUBH 3003 - Contemporary Issues in Public Health
Fundamentals of public health, social determinants of health and the Australian health care system, and the fundamentals of epidemiology.
- Identify and evaluate the influence of dynamic factors affecting health, wellbeing and disease in a changing world;
- Compare and contrast contemporary health issues in national and international contexts;
- Examine how research shapes responses to health, wellbeing and disease over time;
- Analyse the different professional roles and approaches to public health practice to address contemporary health issues;
- Critically appraise the role of public health in addressing gaps in health practice and health outcomes over time;
- Develop a public health program that builds on the present to address the health and wellbeing needs of people in the future.
2. Chronic disease and ageing
3. Communicable disease
4. Mental health
5. Sexual and reproductive health
6. Maternal and child health
7. Indigenous health
8. Migrant and refugee health
9. Environmental health
10. Evidence-based responses to changing patterns of health, wellbeing and disease
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Participation||10 weekly tutorial activities. Starts in week 3.||10||N||Individual|
|Literature Review||1,500 words||30||N||Individual|
|Applied Project||1,500 words||30||N||Individual|
- Roig, B., Weiss, K., & Thireau, V. (2018). Management of Emerging Public Health Issues and Risks: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Changing Environment. San Diego : Elsevier Science.
Sydney City Campus - Term 3
Subject Contact Andrey Zheluk Opens in new window