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PUBH303 Public and Global Health: Current Issues

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Analysis of current public and global health issues, using public health models to integrate evidence, ethics, legislation, policy, health systems and public health interventions to improve the health of populations.

Paper title Public and Global Health: Current Issues
Paper code PUBH303
Subject Public Health
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $946.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,314.50

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PUBH 211
Schedule C
Arts and Music

Undergraduate Administrator: Kelsey den Boestert

Teaching staff

Convenor: Associate Professor Alex Macmillan

Paper Structure
  • Assessment 1: Written assessment 1 (25%)
  • Assessment 2: Written assessment 2 (25%)
  • Assessment 3: Final exam (50%)

No textbook is required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy.
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Learning Outcomes
  1. Critically appraise relevant research on determinants and population health effects using public health models.
  2. Develop, and effectively communicate, ideas about the key components of public and global health issues.
  3. Identify and critique effective public health strategies to address the issues.
  4. Make recommendations for effective, integrated, multi-sectoral, collaborative approaches to public and global health issues.

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
B1 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
C1 Friday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41
A2 Thursday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41