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PUH8010 Integrated Public Health Core A

Short Description: Integrated Core A
Units : 2
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Health and Wellbeing
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 061399 - Public Health not elsewhere cl
Grading basis : Graded

Other Requisites

Students must be enrolled in Masters of Public Health, or Graduate Diploma in Public Health, or Graduate Certificate in Public Health, or any other Masters degree programs.


This is a core introductory course in the Masters of Public Health and integrates the five disciplines and foundational competencies required of public health graduates. The five public health disciplines are: biostatistics; epidemiology; environmental health; health policy and management and social and behavioural sciences. A team-based approach is applied where experts in each discipline will deliver a component of the course. Core content will be taught in small modules and then integrated into case-based learning so that students can understand the inter-connectedness of disciplines.

Each of the core courses includes the topics related to public health by scaffolding the content and complexity of knowledge and outcomes. The topics addressed in this course provides students with the basic knowledge and fundamental skills for each of the topics. At the completion of this course, students will meet the competencies for each of the five public health disciplines: health monitoring and surveillance; disease prevention and control; health promotion; health protection; heath policy; and planning and management (health systems).

This course contains a mandatory three-day residential school that will take place from a Friday-Sunday in week 9 of the semester.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2021 External
Semester 2, 2021 External
Date printed 11 February 2022