University of Technology Sydney

92574 Introduction to Public Health

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This subject introduces students to the major principles that underpin public health from an Australian perspective. Public health is explored within a population health framework and takes into consideration social, economic and environmental influences on health outcomes in a range of populations. Drawing on recent evidence, students explore key concepts that drive public health such as epidemiology, health promotion and health policy. Students gain an understanding of the role and relevance of public health in promoting good health and preventing poor health in society. Students learn to find, read and communicate information relevant to public health.

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