Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:August, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Partial Block (Sem 1) or Block (Sem 2)
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Minimum of 26 hours |
Total Time Commitment: In addition to the stated contact hours, students are expected to spend at least 80 hours in non-contact study for this subject.
None, although students doing 505-963 Primary Health Care (Jamkhed, India) should not enrol in this subject.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||None|
Dr Chris Morgan, Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health
Academic Programs Office
Melbourne School of Population Health
Tel: +61 3 8344 9339
Fax: +61 3 8344 0824
|Subject Overview:||This subject will cover the principles and practice of primary health care (PHC) in resource-poor settings, including: history, principles and key elements of PHC developmental contexts, community health workers and local health systems, PHC approaches to disease control, trends in international development for health, global agencies in health, and current demographic and epidemiological trends affecting PHC. A field visit to PHC sites in Melbourne is included. |
|Objectives:||On completing this subject, students should be able to: |
Open book short answer examination (30%) and a 3,000-4,000-word essay (70%)
|Prescribed Texts:||A book of readings will be provided.|
|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 Group 1 elective in the Master of Public Health. |
International Health |
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