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MPH2049

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedAlfred Hospital First semester 2010 (On-campus block of classes)
Alfred Hospital Second semester 2010 (On-campus block of classes)
Alfred Hospital Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr T Stewart

Synopsis

Rapid appraisal of community health needs; public health surveillance; population surveys; survey sampling methods; measuring mortality; measurement of the burden of disease; program monitoring; using health data for decision making; evaluation of health programs; and applied health research.
This unit aims to develop students' competence in the basic quantitative and qualitative tools used to manage community-based primary health care programs, including needs assessments, planning and evaluation, health information collection, and operations research in a developing country setting.

Objectives

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. recognise and apply basic quantitative and qualitative tools.
  2. perform and evaluate needs assessments, planning and evaluation, health information collection and operations research.

Assessment

Written assignments 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr T Stewart

Contact hours

6 x 2 weekday contact hours
2 x 7 weekend contact hours for semester one and 5 day intensive block for semester two.

Prerequisites

Basic computer proficiency
MPH1040 & MPH1041 or MPH1030 & MPH1031

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.med.monash.edu.au/epidemiology/pgrad