PUBH6200

Transdisciplinary Health Research

10 Units

Offers an integrated curriculum preparing social scientists to contribute their perspective to transdisciplinary public health research. Transdisciplinary research draws together in a common framework concepts and methods from different disciplines, in order to develop a comprehensive explanation of health problems and identify points at which the most effective intervention can occur to break the process leading to disease. Contact Hours: TBA

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Medicine and Public Health
Availability

Not currently offered

Previously offered in 2005, 2004

Objectives

The knowledge presented will help prepare fellows, who normally have a prior background in the social sciences, to contribute the social science component of ‘transdisciplinary’ public health research in general, and clinical epidemiology research in particular. Transdisciplinary research draws together in a common framework concepts and methods from different disciplines, including biomedicine, in order to develop a more comprehensive explanation of health problems and to specify points at which the most effective intervention can occur to break the process that leads to disease. Thus, health social scientists need to be prepared to undertake research in collaboration with epidemiologists, biostatisticians, health economists, and other members of interdisciplinary health research teams.

Content

Learning materials in this course will cover: Module 1: Introduction to Health Social Science Module 2: Transdisciplinary thinking in Health Social Science research Module 3: Heart disease in transdisciplinary perspective Module 4: Working in transdiscplinary teams - examples from an infection control study Module 5: Political economy perspective of pharmaceuticals Module 6: Gender, health and inequality Module 7: The provision of safe water in developing countries Module 8: Transdisciplinary approach to interventions

Replacing Course(s) n/a
Transition n/a
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge n/a
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
External Mode
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Tutorial
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - 4 Marked Assignments and one Major Assignment
Contact Hours
  • Email Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for PUBH6200

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