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MPH2060

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 Second semester 2010 (Day)
Alfred Hospital Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Professor B Oldenburg

Synopsis

This unit will examine policy and systemic approaches to disease prevention and health promotion. The major global causes of disease burden and their risk factors will be examined with respect to policy and strategy. Students will reflect on the complex interplay between evidence, policy and practice in developing approaches to prevention. International case studies from developing and developed countries will be used to convey examples of novel approaches and quality practice.

Objectives

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of policy development, disease prevention and health promotion and the importance of population-based approaches;
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the different policy and systemic approaches to disease prevention and health promotion.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the complex interplay between evidence, policy and practice;
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of investment in relation to prevention and the need for sustainable resource allocation;
  5. Describe and evaluate different approaches to prevention and how these impact differentially on populations and their health outcomes;
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the different global forces and other dynamics which are both threats and opportunities for disease prevention and health promotion.

Assessment

Written assignments (60%)
Online participation (40%)

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Brian Oldenburg

Contact hours

2 Block days

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

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