Child Public Health

Subject PAED90005 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 13-Jul-2016 to 20-Jul-2016
Assessment Period End 29-Aug-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 14-Jul-2016
Census Date 22-Jul-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 12-Aug-2016

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests 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 Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Ms Dianne Halloran


Administrative contact
Helen D'Cruz

Subject Overview:

The Child Public Health subject introduces participants from a wide range of disciplines, to aspects and influences on child public health from an Australian perspective. The program provides an overview of the factors that influence the health, development and well-being of children and the implications of these factors on the life course. The subject also explores a range of contemporary child public health issues and provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of child public health issues. Lectures are presented by a range of experienced child public health researchers, academics, practitioners and policy-makers.

Learning Outcomes:

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.
• Critically analyse different approaches to contemporary child public health issues.


Group work presentation due on final day of course (worth 30%), and an essay due six weeks after course completion (worth 70%).

Prescribed Texts:

Pre-reading will be made 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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