• Offered by Research School of Population Health
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Population Health
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

Students will attend and participate in seminars on contemporary public health topics given by the Convenor and invited guest speakers. In addition, students will present a seminar themselves on a contemporary public health issue.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply their knowledge and skills, acquired throughout the MPH program, to understanding, analysing and intervening in contemporary public health problems
  2. Analyse the core contributions of relevant disciplines and methods in addressing contemporary public health issues, and their strengths and weaknesses
  3. Draw lessons from public health successes and apply them to understanding and intervening in contemporary public health problems
  4. Assess contemporary public health issues from a variety of research, policy maker and stakeholder perspectives and analyse the relevance of these perspectives for successful intervention.

Other Information

Students enrolled in this course should have completed an undergraduate degree and the other core courses in the MPH, or equivalent experience. Students wishing to do this subject who do not have these prerequisites should contact the convener.

Indicative Assessment

Develop and present analyses of health-related, methodological and intervention aspects of contemporary public health issues (70%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]

Undertake effective peer-review of other student contributions (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]

Discussion participation (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]

 

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Workload

Semester 2, 2015: 3 contact hours plus 7 hours of preparation per week

Online pre-reading and viewing of pre-recorded lectures and other preparation for contact time is a core part of this course. Attendance and participation in weekly sessions on Thursday afternoons is also required.

Prescribed Texts

There is no prescribed text. Weekly readings will be available online.

Assumed Knowledge

Basic epidemiology, biostatistics and qualitative methods and familiarity with health policy.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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