Politics and Power in Public Health

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Politics and Power in Public Health, which comes from Open Universities Australia and Curtin University, aims to inform you of the current legislation and policy shaping and healthy living in Australia. By analysing different sectors such as prisons, schools and other non-traditional areas, the unit will give you a complete overview as to how health programs are offered to different areas across the country.

The online unit allows you to see the stakeholders and the influences on health across the country, as well as the factors are driving healthy living forward. By looking not only at the issues, but the theory behind public health policy, this unit gives a complete overview of the major issues. Not only will such aspects be taught, but you'll be encouraged to debate the issues with policy and highlight the main problem areas in society.

All political issues, such as green energy, climate change, global politics and other factors will be assessed, allowing you to conduct analysis of their impact and understand the main issues driving or preventing a healthier, better society.

Eligibility

To enrol in this unit you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in Health Industry Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Industry Management
  • Master of Health Industry Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion
  • Master of Health Promotion
  • Graduate Diploma in Public Health
  • Master of Public Health

Areas of study

In this Politics and Power in Public Health unit, the topics you will study include:

  • The settings approach
  • Ethics, health and public policy
  • Three governments and the legislative process
  • Power, influence and reform
  • Ethics, empowerment and enforcement
  • Sustainable cities
  • Climate change and public health
  • International contexts and conflicts

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion, Curtin University
  • Master of Health Promotion, Curtin University
  • Graduate Diploma in Public Health, Curtin University
  • Master of Public Health, Curtin University

The unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in Health Industry Management, Curtin University
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Industry Management, Curtin University
  • Master of Health Industry Management, Curtin University
  • Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion, Curtin University

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.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit could be exceptionally beneficial to those wishing to work in the health industry, whether it be as a nutritionist, a personal trainer or in any health and wellbeing profession.

Politics and Power in Public Health could also be exceptionally worthwhile for those who wish to work in the local community or have a career in local government. By analysing the political influences, stakeholders and the numerous areas affected by public policy, this unit could prove vital in furthering a political career.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Politics and Power in Public Health from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUAs full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

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.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

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).

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