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Foundations of Public Health is an online unit provided by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia. It offers a broad overview of a range of issues relating to public health and its historical development. You will learn to analyse and explain major public health determinants locally and globally, with a particular focus on Indigenous people, covering issues like measurement, surveillance and planning.
Having explored a range of components relating to public health, you will then critique the major elements of successful public health interventions, from an international and Indigenous perspective. The unit also covers current public health practices from a range of perspectives, and encourages you to reflect on and critique a public health issue of personal interest.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program: You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed the following unit because they are considered academically equivalent:
AND In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses at Curtin University:
You should also ensure that you have not already completed an academically equivalent unit.
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
In the Foundations of Public Health unit, the topics you will study include:
Foundations of Public Health is an essential introductory unit for pursuing a career in public health. It provides a broad base of background knowledge on a range of topics, from the history and development of public health to issues including ethics, environmental determinants and interventions in developing countries. It is thus a vital unit for any aspiring healthcare or human services practitioners, and will serve as a springboard for future studies.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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