Principles and Practice of Interdisciplinary Public Health PG (10063.2)
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|Discipline Of Public Health||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Apply critical thinking skills to compare and contrast the scope of public health practice;
2. Review and analyse Principle and Practice of Interdisciplinary Public Health within varying contexts, e.g. national and international public health practice;
3. Critically analyse the work of the various public health professions and to understand the inter-relationships that assist this work; and
4. Present a coherent and sustained argument discussing issues of public health governance.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
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Recommended reading - these books can be sourced online (including on-line loan through Oxford University Press) or through the library
Baum, F (2015) The New Public Health 4th Edition Oxford University Press ISBN 9780195588088
Liamputtong, P. (2016) Public Health Local and Global perspectives. Cambridge ISBN: 978-1-107-55959-2
Keleher, H and MacDougall, C (2016) Understanding Heath OUP ISBN 9780195597417
Liamputtong, P (2019) Scial Determinants of Health OUP ISBN 9780190313524
Additional material is provided weekly on the Canvas sites
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items need to be submitted via the canvas site.
Marking rubrics are available on the site also.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
All assessment items will be moderated as outlined in the Faculty of Health Moderation Guidelines. A copy of these guidelines is available on the Faculty web site.
Students are expected to engage regularly with the course material on the canvas site, participate in group discussions and make contact with the unit convener to discuss progress and assignments.
Students will be expected to participate in all activities as set out on the canvas site for the unit.
Interaction with your lecturer, guests and peers is a key learning activity
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums