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MPH2049

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedAlfred Hospital Term 2 2011 (On-campus block of classes)
Alfred Hospital Term 3 2011 (On-campus block of classes)
Alfred Hospital Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr T Stewart; Dr B Coghlan; Mr C Hagarty

Synopsis

Rapid appraisal of community health needs; public health surveillance; population surveys; survey sampling methods; measuring mortality; measurement of the burden of disease; program monitoring; using health data for decision making; evaluation of health programs; and applied health research.
This unit aims to develop students' competence in the basic quantitative and qualitative tools used to manage community-based primary health care programs, including needs assessments, planning and evaluation, health information collection, and operations research in a developing country setting.

Objectives

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. recognise and apply basic quantitative and qualitative tools.
  2. perform and evaluate needs assessments, planning and evaluation, health information collection and operations research.

Assessment

Written assignments: 1 x (40%)
1 x (60%)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Tony Stewart

Contact hours

5 day intensive block for semester one.
3 x 3 weekday contact hours +
2 x 7 weekend contact hours for semester two
OR 5 day intensive block for semester two.

Prerequisites

Basic computer proficiency
MPH1040 & MPH1041 & ECX9720

Prohibitions

Students completing MPH2049 cannot undertake MPH2013

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.med.monash.edu.au/epidemiology/pgrad