Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:June, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 30 hours over 5 days |
Total Time Commitment:
For each contact hour an additional three to four hours is expected in reading and self-directed learning.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||None|
CoordinatorProf Rob Moodie
ContactNossal Institute for Global Health
The University of Melbourne
Alan Gilbert Building
Level 4, 161 Barry Street
Carlton VIC 3010
Tel: +61 3 8344 0914
Fax: +61 3 8344 9130
Academic Programs Office
Melbourne School of Population Health
Tel: +61 3 8344 9339
Fax: +61 3 8344 0824
This subject introduces students to the real world of public health. It provides an understanding of the world in which health/ill health is created; an understanding of how power works, how decisions are made and how resources are allocated; an understanding of the organisation you work in and lastly an understanding of yourself as a leader.
It covers the changing social, economic, commercial, cultural and political determinants that influence health and ill health. It examines the political, bureaucratic, business, media and community power and processes at international, national, and local levels.
In examining your/an organisation it looks at power structures, people of influence, the characteristics of good leaders and the fundamentals of leading and managing a team. Finally, it looks at the elements that are important for successful living, an integral part of successful leadership.
Senior political, bureaucratic, business and public health leaders will be invited to present on this subject.
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
|Assessment:||Group presentation on a specified topic due on final teaching day of the subject (20%); journal reflection exercise of 1000 words due 10 days after the subject’s completion (20%); final written assignment of 3000 words due six weeks after the subject’s completion (60%).|
|Prescribed Texts:||A set of readings will be available prior to the commencement of the subject.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
By participating in this subject, students will develop the following generic skills:
|Notes:||This is a Group 1 elective in the Master of Public Health|
International Health |
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