Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One 1-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial per week |
Total Time Commitment: In addition to the stated contact hours, students are expected to spend at least 8 hours of private study per week.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||None|
Dr Bruce Rumbold, LaTrobe University
Victorian Consortium for Public Health
Academic Programs Office
Melbourne School of Population Health
Tel: +61 3 8344 9339
Fax: +61 3 8344 0824
In this unit, students explore the multi-disciplinary partnerships between public health and the social science disciplines including sociology and anthropology with particular attention to the ways in which cultural beliefs and practices shape population risks for both infectious and non-infectious diseases and how social factors such as social status, ethnicity and gender impact on health inequalities. Thus this unit will provide students with a solid grounding in understanding the different ways in which the social sciences contribute to public health theory and practice.
|Objectives:||At the completion of this unit, you should be able to: |
Unstructured Reflective Journal of 2,000 words (40%) Two 1,500-word projects (30% each)
|Prescribed Texts:||A manual of readings will be distributed at the beginning of the subject.|
|Recommended Texts:|| |
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.sph.unimelb.edu.au|
|Notes:||This subject is a Master of Public Health Consortium subject. |
Epidemiology and Biostatistics |
Health Program Evaluation
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