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PUBH713 Society, Health and Health Promotion

Covers multiple factors that influence human health, how social structure and social change influence health outcomes, how public health and health promotion intervention address poor health outcomes and health inequalities.

In this paper, students will gain an appreciation of the history of public health and health promotion, both internationally and in New Zealand. They will develop knowledge and skill in analysing the determinants of health and health inequalities, including the role of social and political processes. Students will explore strategies for change and gain knowledge and skill in using health promotion concepts and frameworks to promote health.

Paper title Society, Health and Health Promotion
Paper code PUBH713
Subject Public Health
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (10 July 2017 - 25 August 2017), 1st Non standard period (10 July 2017 - 25 August 2017), 1st Non standard period (10 July 2017 - 25 August 2017)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,346.38
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,562.50

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Restriction
PUBH 702 and PUBH 705
Limited to
MA, MHealSc, MPH, DPH, PGDipArts, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC, PGCertPH, PGCertPHC
Notes
(i) Students who have passed either PUBH 702 or PUBH 705, but not both, may enrol for PUBH 713. (ii) PGCertPHC and PGDipPHC students require approval from the Board of Studies in Primary Health Care to enrol for this paper. (iii) This paper runs for the first half of second semester.
Eligibility
Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline or recognised equivalent
Contact
Wellington Campus: publichealth.uow@otago.ac.nz
Christchurch Campus: publichealth.uoc@otago.ac.nz
Dunedin Campus: postgrad.publichealthdunedin@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Wellington Campus: Associate Professor Louise Signal (Overall Convenor)
Christchurch Campus: Dr Lee Thompson
Dunedin Campus: Dr Richard Egan
Paper Structure
  1. Introducing society, health and health promotion; the concepts of health, health equity, and health determinants
  2. Determinants of health and health inequities
  3. The history of public health
  4. Global and economic change
  5. Social change
  6. Action to promote health
Assessment:
  • Assignment 1 40%
  • Assignment 2 60%
Teaching Arrangements
Tuesday afternoons: 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Textbooks
Text to be confirmed. Please contact the Department.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of what determines health outcomes and health inequities
  • Apply understanding of the role of institutions and social processes to at least one key determinant of health
  • Demonstrate and apply understanding of public health and health promotion philosophies and practices to improve, promote and protect public health
  • Demonstrate understanding of Māori models of health and frameworks for intervention

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Assessment

Assignment 1 40%
Assignment 2 60%

Further Information

Katrina Hogg
Department of Population Health
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345
Christchurch
Tel 64 3 364 3602
Email katrina.hogg@otago.ac.nz

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (10 July 2017 - 25 August 2017)

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle

1st Non standard period (10 July 2017 - 25 August 2017)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 13:00-15:50 28-33

1st Non standard period (10 July 2017 - 25 August 2017)

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle

Covers multiple factors that influence human health, how social structure and social change influence health outcomes, how public health and health promotion intervention address poor health outcomes and health inequalities.

In this paper, students will gain an appreciation of the history of public health and health promotion, both internationally and in New Zealand. They will develop knowledge and skill in analysing the determinants of health and health inequalities, including the role of social and political processes. Students will explore strategies for change and gain knowledge and skill in using health promotion concepts and frameworks to promote health.

Paper title Society, Health and Health Promotion
Paper code PUBH713
Subject Public Health
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (9 July 2018 - 24 August 2018), 1st Non standard period (9 July 2018 - 24 August 2018), 1st Non standard period (9 July 2018 - 24 August 2018)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
PUBH 702 and PUBH 705
Limited to
MA, MHealSc, MPH, DPH, PGDipArts, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC, PGCertPH, PGCertPHC
Notes
(i) Students who have passed either PUBH 702 or PUBH 705, but not both, may enrol for PUBH 713. (ii) PGCertPHC and PGDipPHC students require approval from the Board of Studies in Primary Health Care to enrol for this paper. (iii) This paper runs for the first half of second semester. (iv) Please note that from 2019, this paper will be offered in the second half of the second semester.
Eligibility
Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline or recognised equivalent
Contact
Wellington Campus: publichealth.uow@otago.ac.nz
Christchurch Campus: publichealth.uoc@otago.ac.nz
Dunedin Campus: postgrad.publichealthdunedin@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Wellington Campus: Associate Professor Louise Signal (Overall Convenor)
Christchurch Campus: Dr Lee Thompson
Dunedin Campus: Dr Kate Morgaine
Paper Structure
  1. Introducing society, health and health promotion; the concepts of health, health equity, and health determinants
  2. Determinants of health and health inequities
  3. The history of public health
  4. Global and economic change
  5. Social change
  6. Action to promote health
Assessment:
  • Assignment 1 40%
  • Assignment 2 60%
Teaching Arrangements
Tuesday afternoons: 1pm - 4pm
Textbooks
Text to be confirmed. Please contact the Department.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of what determines health outcomes and health inequities
  • Apply understanding of the role of institutions and social processes to at least one key determinant of health
  • Demonstrate and apply understanding of public health and health promotion philosophies and practices to improve, promote and protect public health
  • Demonstrate understanding of MÄori models of health and frameworks for intervention

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Assessment

Assignment 1 40%
Assignment 2 60%

Further Information

Katrina Hogg
Department of Population Health
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345
Christchurch
Tel 64 3 364 3602
Email katrina.hogg@otago.ac.nz

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (9 July 2018 - 24 August 2018)

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle

1st Non standard period (9 July 2018 - 24 August 2018)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 13:00-15:50 28-33

1st Non standard period (9 July 2018 - 24 August 2018)

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle