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Public Health (CHI509)

Organisational Unit School of Health Professions
Credit Points 2
Availability MURDOCH: T2-internal
Description This unit is concerned with the health of the community as a whole. It will review the main determinants of mortality and morbidity internationally but with emphasis on Australia. Public Health also reviews community groups and special populations. Scenarios and problem solving derived from larger populations and a research project will form an important component of this unit and students will work in small groups to achieve this. Expert interdisciplinary practitioners with experience in the area of speciality will present.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week; project works/seminars: 2 hours per week.
Assessment Group work on undergraduate research project. Although this is group work, individual scores apply: 20%
Assignment: 50%
Reflective lecture summaries: 30%
Prerequisites Enrolment in BSc Exercise Physiology OR Enrolment in BSc/BChiropractic and the successful completion of Years 1 to 4, OR by special application to the Unit Coordinator.
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