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Sociological foundations of public health (6 points)


Leader: Associate Professor J Daly

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Social, political & scientific role of public health in the modern health care system. Topics include the origins of the public health movement; the changing focus of the public health movement in the last two centuries; the role of public health in the Australian health care system in the present time; the stance of public health with respect to social inequalities in health, scientific & technological change; economic forces & issues of professionalisation; the relationship with other health-related disciplines including preventive as opposed to curative health care.

Assessment: Critical appraisal exercises + Essay

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