School Of Health Sciences

Contemporary Issues in Public HealthWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401194.3


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Catharine Fleming

Assumed Knowledge
Fundamentals of public health, social determinates of health and the Australian health care system; and the fundamentals of epidemiology.

400285 Public Health AND 300872 Epidemiology

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Sydney City Session 2  Yes  Sydney City Campus - DAY  Andrey Zheluk  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 Autumn  Yes  Online - ONLINE  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2021 Sydney City Session 1  Yes  Sydney City Campus - DAY  Andrey Zheluk  Timetable not available  
2021 Sydney City Session 3  Yes  Sydney City Campus - DAY  Andrey Zheluk  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit focuses on contemporary issues in public health. These priority concerns include chronic and age-related disease, communicable disease, mental health, sexual and reproductive health, child and maternal health, indigenous health, migrant health and environmental health. You will bring together your knowledge in public health, epidemiology, sociology and economics to identify and evaluate social and environmental factors that affect these health issues. By evaluating effectiveness of current public policy you will make recommendations for policy and program development to improve outcomes for contemporary health issues. These topics will be explored in national and international contexts.

4656.2Bachelor of Health ScienceCURRENT
6000.1Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health ScienceCURRENT


KT4004.1Public HealthCURRENT
KT4007.1Public HealthCURRENT
M4003.1Public HealthCONTINUING

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