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HS5003 - Population Health for Clinicians 3

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Academy Division

Available to students enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Postgraduate Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Postgraduate Diploma of Rural and Remote Medicine, Master of Public Health, Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Master of Public Health/Master of Business Adminis tration, Master of Rural and Remote Medicine. Must be a medical practitioner, Division of General Practice staff, General Practice staff or other health professional as agreed to by the Head, Mt Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health (MICRRH).

This subject consists of three modules:Aboriginal Health: Designed by the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Ltd (NACCHO). The burden and determinants of disease. GPs roles. Programs at community and practice level. Information systems. Responding to Indigenous health policy. Planning and evaluation. Screening and reporting. Risk evaluation. The contribution of poor Aboriginal health to national health data. Ethical research and consent.Drugs and Alcohol: The burden of alcohol and drug use. Preventive strategies. Intervention strategies in general practice. Shared care and coordination of services. Special needs groups. Co-morbidities and their management. Audit of practice.Nutrition: Accessing information. Determinants of nutritional status. National priority areas and policy. Monitoring nutritional status. Behavioural, familial and economic determinants. Nutrition policies and their local application. Practice audit of nutrition issues.

Learning Outcomes

  • ability to apply relevant population health policy and strategies;
  • access information on social determinants of health relevant to practice;
  • be aware of population health issues unique to Aboriginal health;
  • be familiar with relevant national policies and their relevance to practice;
  • collect relevant data at practice and broader level;
  • educate individuals, families and communities about determinants of health, prevention and health promotion activity and accessing support services;
  • understand and implement evaluation tools within general practice;
  • understand and implement research tools and methods within the clinical context of general practice.

Subject Assessment


    Mount Isa, Study Period 1, Mixed attendance
    Census Date 23-Mar-2023
    Face to face teaching (Consult School for on-campus attendance requirements)

    Mount Isa, Study Period 2, Mixed attendance
    Census Date 24-Aug-2023
    Face to face teaching (Consult School for on-campus attendance requirements)

    Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.