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PUH8030 Public Health in Practice A (Case-based Learning)

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Health and Medical Sciences
Student contribution band : Band 2
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 18 May 2022


Public health as a discipline is ideally placed to play a central role in addressing some of the key issues we face as a society. It is the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organised efforts of society. This course allows students to apply the theory presented in other courses using a case-based learning approach, with cases presented by practitioners working in public health. By the end of this course students should be able to understand the inter-disciplinary nature of public health and apply the core public health competencies to real world, complex health issues. The course content and outcomes are informed by the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions of Australia (CAPHIA). Please note, that while CAPHIA does not provide accreditation for courses, they represent universities that offer public health programs and aims to promote high academic standards in public health education and practice.

Public health practitioners work in multi-disciplinary teams fostering inter-disciplinary collaboration and competence, while enhancing individual professional skills and knowledge. A multi-disciplinary and case-based approach will be utilised so that students can apply theoretical content to real world examples of public health problems and related outcomes and programs. At the completion of this course students should have the knowledge and skills to engage professionally across population health with generic knowledge and skills of systematic research, ethical practice, teamwork, stakeholder analysis, health communication and cultural safety.

This course contains three (3) mandatory online workshops.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 18 May 2022