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Public Health in Practice (POPH90227)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codePOPH90227
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject is a capstone subject within the Master of Public Health. In this unit, students will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in the pre-requisite subjects to real-world scenarios through a Problem Based Learning (PBL) approach. Students will be presented with a range of contemporary public health issues that will require them to consider an appropriate population health response. These scenarios will expose students to a range of public health roles, perspectives and problems that they, as future public health practitioners, may be presented with in the real-world setting.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the subject, students are expected to be able to:

  • Communicate findings from an analysis of public health evidence appropriate to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • Identify and access public health evidence, and appraise and synthesise this evidence in public health decision making
  • Apply a comprehensive knowledge of a number of public health specialisations to develop solutions to complex public health problems
  • Design and manage a detailed investigation of a public health issue in a substantial project, with a high level personal autonomy and accountability
  • Reflect on individual performance or processes undertaken in the management of a substantial public health project

Generic skills

Upon completion of this subject, students will have developed skills in:

  • Problem-solving
  • Finding, evaluating and using relevant information
  • Initiative, autonomy and organization
  • Writing communication
  • Critical thinking and analysis

Last updated: 19 July 2019