Contemporary Public Health

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Contemporary Public Health

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Public Health

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit provides an introduction to the following: the philosophy and approach of public health; the traditional public health process; the multidisciplinary nature of public health; and health policy and its impact on public health. Recent reformulations of traditional public health approaches including health promotion, intersectoral action for health and healthy public policy are examined. The role of public health in Australia and overseas, its main discipline components and some of the constraints faced by public health is also addressed. This unit considers groups with special needs and contemporary issues.
    Learning Outcomes
    1. Identify the range and scope of public health practice;
    2. Identify a variety of public health strategies and their application to public health practice;
    3. Identify and explain emerging public health issues within Australia and internationally;
    4. Demonstrate the impact of inter-professional practice;
    5. Demonstrate basic written communication and information literacy skills to source, evaluate, reflect, summarise, apply and cite public health literature.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.