TM5502 - Tropical Public Health
|Student Contribution Band:
||Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)
This subject introduces the general principles of international public health and
the concepts of disease prevention, health policy, advocacy, disease control, health
education and promotion and health program evaluation. Specific epidemiological case
studies will focus on international public health problems in the tropics and how
different resources could be utilised, including information technologies. The contribution
of public health to improving international health is emphasised.
- appreciate the scope and nature of tropical public health;
- have an understanding of the epidemiology and control of the common tropical diseases
and problems relevant to Australasia, Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific region;
- be able to apply the general principles of health promotion and education, health
policy and advocacy;
- better provide for rural sanitation and water supply;
- be able to develop strategies of improvement of maternal and child health, immunisation
and other major public health issues.
Study Period 2
|Census Date 28-Aug-2014
||Assoc. Professor Richard Franklin, Professor Peter Leggat
||Assoc. Professor Richard Franklin, Professor Peter Leggat.
- 60 hours lectures - External subjects are equivalent to 60 hours of lectures
|Method of Delivery:
||andWWW - LearnJCUPrinted materials
||end of semester exam (50%); mid-semester exam (25%); assignments (25%).
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