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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 15 points 15 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (2 September 2019 - 25 October 2019), 1st Non standard period (2 September 2019 - 25 October 2019), 1st Non standard period (2 September 2019 - 25 October 2019)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,400.75
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,934.75

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Restriction
PUBH 702 and PUBH 705
Limited to
MA, MHealSc, MPH, DPH, PGDipArts, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC, PGCertPH, PGCertPHC
Notes

  1. Students who have passed either PUBH 702 or PUBH 705, but not both, may enrol for PUBH 713.
  2. PGCertPHC and PGDipPHC students require approval from the Board of Studies in Primary Health Care to enrol for this paper.

Eligibility
Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline or recognised equivalent
Contact

Wellington Campus: publichealth.wellington@otago.ac.nz
Christchurch Campus: publichealth.christchurch@otago.ac.nz
Dunedin Campus: postgrad.publichealthdunedin@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Wellington Campus: Professor Louise Signal (Overall Convenor)
Christchurch Campus: Associate Professor 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 mornings, 9am-12pm

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.
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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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Timetable

1st Non standard period (2 September 2019 - 25 October 2019)

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

1st Non standard period (2 September 2019 - 25 October 2019)

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 09:00-11:50 36-41

1st Non standard period (2 September 2019 - 25 October 2019)

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