PUBH302 - Applied Public Health 1
Prerequisites: PUBH100 Foundations of Public Health, PUBH102 Foundations of Health Promotion, PUBH103 Epidemiology
Teaching Organisation: Nil
Applied Public Health 1 is the first unit in a full-year professional (2 semester) internship placement where students gain firsthand knowledge and experience in public health practice. Students are placed in one of a range of partner organisations with established and successful engagement with local communities. Students thus gain insight into professional public health practice, which relies heavily on effective community engagement. The placement sites generally have a focus on marginalised and otherwise disadvantaged communities, either within Australia or internationally. Through this experience, students gain substantial insight into the cultural, social, moral, spiritual, economic and environmental aspects that underpin the health and well-being of communities and individuals. As the internship unfolds, students will apply their own core curriculum learnings within the cultural safety of well-established community based organisations, thus facilitating their development as competent and caring public health professionals.
The unit will include a module on working with children, young people and vulnerable adults that will focus on responding to concerns and strategies to keep ourselves and others safe and support children, young people and vulnerable adults.