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Ecological Public Health Practice (10010.2)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Public Health


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For the remainder of 2020, resulting from Australian Government's directives requiring physical distancing and restrictions on movement because of the COVID-19 pandemic, any exams that are required for assessment in a unit will be online exams. Online exams may also use online proctoring to help assure the academic integrity of those exams. Please contact your unit convener with any questions.

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  • Semester 1, 2021, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (200811) - View
  • Semester 1, 2020, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (194132) - View
  • Semester 1, 2019, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (188652) - View
  • Semester 1, 2018, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (176177) - View
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  • Semester 1, 2016, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (155970) - View

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This unit will expose students to the breadth of public health practice and practitioners through study of various public health workforce sectors and lectures from a broad range of public health practitioners drawn from health protection, health promotion and disease prevention. Both government and non-government sectors will be covered in this unit as will public health responsibilities undertaken by private sector workplaces. This unit will better prepare students for their placement in the third year unit 8577 Health Program Planning and Development and will broaden their understanding of the work options open to them as graduates of the Bachelor of Public Health.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Understand the breadth of options open to public health professionals;

2. Become familiar with working examples of public health practice;

3. Understand workplace expectations in relation to the variety of public health occupations studied; and

4. Critically analyse the work of the various public health professions and to understand the interrelationships that assist this work.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours contact per week.





Assumed Knowledge


Equivalent Units

8574 Public Health Systems and Policy 2.

Work Integrated Learning

Not Applicable

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