Child Public Health

Subject PAED90005 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours over 6 days
Total Time Commitment:

In addition to the stated contact hours, students are expected to spend at least 2 hours of study for each hour of contact.





Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website :


Ms Bella Laidlaw


Postgraduate student enrolment & administration support please contact:
Kate Bride
Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne
Tel: (03) 9345 4646 Email:


For further course content information please contact the subject coordinator:
Bella Laidlaw
Centre for Community Child Health
Tel: (03) 9936 6745 Email:

Subject Overview:

The Child Public Health Program introduces participants from a wide range of disciplines, to aspects and influences on child public health from an Australian and high income countries perspective. The program provides an overview of factors that influence the health, development and well-being of children and the implications of these factors on life course. The subject also explores a range of contemporary child health issues and provides participants with skills and knowledge to understand and respond to child focused public health issues. Lectures are presented by a range of specialised child public health researchers and practitioners.


The subject is designed to enable students to:
• Develop an understanding of factors that influence the health, development and well-being of children and the implications of these factors on life course.
• Understand the principles involved in a public health approach to the health and wellbeing of children, through the exploration of examples of contemporary child public health issues and practice.
• Gain experience in formulating a public health responses to contemporary child public health issues.


A group work presentation during the teaching period (30%), and one 3000 word written essay (70%).

Prescribed Texts:

Pre-reading will be available to students 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
Related Course(s): Master of Public Health

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