School Of Health Sciences

Public Health in a Changing WorldWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401397.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Catharine Fleming

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

Equivalent Units
401194 - Contemporary Issues in Public Health

401398 Public Health AND 300872 Epidemiology

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
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.

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