Public Health Systems and Policy 2 (8574.1)
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|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
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|Discipline Of Public Health & Occupational Therapy||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. describe the characteristics of the public health approach;
2. analyse contemporary public health problems using a population perspective;
3. identify emerging public health challenges.
Graduate attributes1. 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 - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
1. 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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
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
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
PrerequisitesPublic Health Systems and Policy 1.
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Keleher H, MacDougall C (2011) Understanding Health: Third Edition, Melbourne, Oxford University Press.
Lin V, Smith J, Fawkes S. (2007). Public health practice in Australia: The organised effort.
Crows Nest, Australia: Allen & Unwin.
Duckett S, Willcox S (2011) The Australian Health Care System: Fourth Edition, Melbourne, Oxford University Press.
Additional readings will be provided for each teaching session.
The World Health Organization www.who.int
Australian Government, Department of Health and Ageing www.health.gov.au
Australian Indigenous Health InfoNet: www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: www.aihw.gov.au
Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Atlanta: www.cdc.gov
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
For year-long units only – not applicable to this unit.
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.
Late Submission and Moderation
Penalties for late submission of assessed work will be applied. Marks will be deducted at the rate of 10% of the value of the assessment item per day it is overdue (including weekends). For example, if an assignment is worth 30 marks, 3 marks will be deducted each day.
All assessment items will be moderated as outlined in the Faculty of Health Moderation Policy. A copy of this policy is on the Bachelor of Public Health Moodle site at:
Student participation in both lecture and tutorial activities will enhance understanding of the unit content and the quality of assessment responses. Lack of participation may result in an inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items.
Required IT skills
Capacity to develop PowerPoint presentation, basic word processing (for the essay) and a basic understanding of Moodle operation.
Work placement, internships or practicums