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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) $962.55
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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PUBH 211
Schedule C
Arts and Music

Undergraduate Administrator:

Teaching staff

Associate Professor Alex Macmillan

Professor Patricia Priest

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 assess and synthesise research on major public health issues using public health models.
  2. Communicate an understanding of the inter-related components of complex public and global health issues.
  3. Identify effective public health strategies to address the issues.
  4. Make recommendations for effective, integrated, multi-sectoral, collaborative action on 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