PUB HLTH 3506 - Public Health Theory and Practice III

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014

This is a capstone course for all Population Health majors. The aim of the course is to enable students to integrate theoretical knowledge and professional workplace skills in the application of knowledge gained throughout their Public Health/Population Health major. The course seeks to bring together the skills and knowledge requirements of an entry level public health professional so that by the end of the course all students will be able to confidently identify, locate and appraise relevant evidence using different sources; construct an effective environmental scanning process to quantify the local epidemiology of a public health problem or issue; apply ethical and theoretical frameworks to help explain or understand public health problems and issues and make recommendations or provide advice about policy responses and/or appropriate interventions to manage them. Much of the learning in this course will be student led and through independent study. Students will participate in a series of public health issue-based seminars led by key research groups from the School of population Health and will lead tutorial group discussions about these issues. Each student will work with an academic mentor to prepare a public health portfolio demonstrating their learning throughout their major, as well a major report on a public health issue of importance. Students will present the findings of their report at the Public Health Majors Mini-Conference (either as a poster or oral presentation).

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