units

MPH5249

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
OfferedAlfred Hospital Term 3 2015 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Dr Ben Coghlan and Dr Tony 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; quality assurance in primary healthcare; using health data for decision making; participatory 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.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1. Develop competence in the basic qualitative tools used to manage community-based primary health care programs, including assessments, planning and evaluation, health information collection, and operations research in a developing country setting.

Assessment

Written assignments: 1 x (40%)
1 x (60%)

Workload requirements

5 day intensive block.

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Chief examiner(s)

Dr Ben Coghlan and Dr Tony Stewart

Prerequisites

Either MPH5040 and MPH5041 or MPH5020.

Prohibitions

Students completing MPH5249 cannot undertake MPH5213.

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