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Foundations of Public Health (POPH90217)


February - Dual-Delivery

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This subject is a compulsory subject within the Master of Public Health. It lays the foundation for the degree and provides an orientation to the field of public health. It provides a critical overview of public health historical development, conceptual underpinnings and practice in the following domains:

  • History and distinguishing features of public health and population health

  • Determinants of the health of individuals, groups and populations

  • Strategies and Systems

  • Achievements and challenges

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One short critical analysis- 1000 words (20%)

One multiple choice test- 50 minutes (20%)

Essay- 3000 words (60%)

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