- Code MEDI8115
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU Medical School
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Medicine
- Areas of interest Public Health, Health
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Merryn Bryant
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2016
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This course is designed to examine the fundamental principles of health protection and health promotion, both as theoretical studies and also by taking a critical view on past and current practice, in order to develop and implement better interventions for future health threats. Some of the issues that are covered in this course include surveillance systems, methods used in the prevention of communicable and non-communicable diseases, chemical/radiological hazards, the impact of globalisation on public health, the role of the National and International Health Protection Agencies, reporting and recording data.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
• critically discuss the fundamentals of public health protection and health promotion in educating and protecting people from communicable and non-communicable diseases and in preventing harm when hazards involving chemicals, poisons or radiation occur. (LO1)
• critique the main issues regarding the theory and practice of health promotion, health surveillance, management and planning of health interventions. (LO2)
• To critically review new and emerging health interventions for threats, such as a bio-chemical threats or virulent new strains of disease.(LO3)
The course will consist of advanced reading, weekly seminars, formal lectures and student activities. The course will be delivered in fact-to-face and on-line mode.
20% - 500-750 word take home exam LO2
60% - 3000 word essay LO1, LO2, LO3
20% - Seminar presentation LO2, LO3 (via Skype for students participating online)
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The workload will be three contact hours per week comprising a combination of lectures and tutorials with the expectation of a further seven hours of independent study and directed reading.
Students participating online will be supported by recorded lectures, online forum and structured lecture material and directed reading. Skype tutorials will also be made available based on the needs of individual students.
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- 6 units
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|9939||18 Jul 2016||29 Jul 2016||31 Aug 2016||28 Oct 2016||In Person||N/A|