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HS5001 - Population Health for Clinicians 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Medicine & Dentistry

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 Administration, 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: Cardiovascular disease (CVD): Examines epidemiological, biostatistical, research design and population health issues relevant to general and clinical practice, social determinants of health, the development of surveillance and reporting systems in practice, CVD policies and working with the community.Cancer: Patterns of common cancers. Evidence for mass screening. Risk factor identification and modification. Implementation of a cancer strategy in general practice. Accessing internet resources. Critical appraisal of evidence. Better patient communication.Occupational Injury and Disease: Determinants, prevention, screening and management of occupational injury and disease. Explores occupational health law. Working with employers and employees. Hazard audit of a medical practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • access information on social determinants of health relevant to practice;
  • be familiar with relevant national policies and their relevance to practice;
  • collect relevant data at practice and broader level;
  • demonstrate progress towards the routine integration of surveillance and screening systems in the practice;
  • 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.


Study Period 1, External
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: project (25% invigilated; 25% non-invigilated) (50%); assignments (50%).

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: project (25% invigilated; 25% non-invigilated) (50%); assignments (50%).

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.