POPLHLTH 111 : Population Health
Medical and Health Sciences
2024 Semester One (1243) (15 POINTS)
- Epidemiology, which is the science of measuring the distribution and determinants of dis-ease frequency in populations and the effectiveness of interventions to control dis-ease;
- The social and environmental determinants of dis-ease and their distributions in populations;
- Population health interventions to improve population health through health promotion and through the prevention and management of dis-ease; and
- The distribution, determinants and control of important local and global population health
Capabilities Developed in this Course
|Capability 1:||People and Place|
|Capability 3:||Knowledge and Practice|
|Capability 4:||Critical Thinking|
|Capability 5:||Solution Seeking|
|Capability 8:||Ethics and Professionalism|
- Apply epidemiological measures to identify and describe the determinants of population health. (Capability 3.1, 3.2, 4.1 and 4.2)
- Identify the determinants of the determinants of health and apply this knowledge to describe the socio- demographic profiles of populations. (Capability 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2 and 4.1)
- Evaluate population-based and high-risk individual interventions designed to address population health issues and inequities. (Capability 1.2, 1.3, 2.3, 3.2, 4.1 and 5.2)
- Critically evaluate particular approaches to improve population health locally and globally by using the course concepts, to enable problem solving and decision-making. (Capability 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3)
- Demonstrate academic integrity and develop team-working skills and apply these to explore population health problems. (Capability 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 7.1, 7.2, 8.1 and 8.3)
|Mid-Term Test||20%||Individual Test|
|PHP Workshops||30%||Group & Individual Coursework|
|Online Quiz||10%||Individual Test|
|End of Course Assessment||40%||Individual Examination|
|Assessment Type||Learning Outcome Addressed|
|End of Course Assessment|
This course is a standard 15 point course and students are expected to spend 10 hours per week involved in each 15 point course that they are enrolled in.
For this course, you can expect 36 hours of lectures, a 10 hour tutorial, 3 hours per week of reading and thinking about the content and 5-6 hours of work on assignments and/or test preparation.
Attendance is required at scheduled activities including workshops to receive credit for components of the course.
Lectures will be available as recordings. Other learning activities including workshops and office hours will not be available as recordings.
The course will not include live online events including workshops.
Attendance on campus is required for the test and exam.
The activities for the course are scheduled as a standard weekly timetable.
Course materials are made available in a learning and collaboration tool called Canvas which also includes reading lists and lecture recordings (where available).
Please remember that the recording of any class on a personal device requires the permission of the instructor.
At the end of every semester students will be invited to give feedback on the course and teaching through a tool called SET or Qualtrics. The lecturers and course co-ordinators will consider all feedback and respond with summaries and actions.
Your feedback helps teachers to improve the course and its delivery for future students.
Class Representatives in each class can take feedback to the department and faculty staff-student consultative committees.
- felt well informed on how their learning would be assessed
- assessments supported the aims of this course
- satisfied with the small-group teaching activities
- the learning environment provided students with opportunities to communicate and/or collaborate with their peers and allowed effective communication between teaching staff and students
- found it easy to find the information and resources you needed on the Canvas course website.
The University of Auckland will not tolerate cheating, or assisting others to cheat, and views cheating in coursework as a serious academic offence. The work that a student submits for grading must be the student's own work, reflecting their learning. Where work from other sources is used, it must be properly acknowledged and referenced. This requirement also applies to sources on the internet. A student's assessed work may be reviewed for potential plagiarism or other forms of academic misconduct, using computerised detection mechanisms.
Class representatives are students tasked with representing student issues to departments, faculties, and the wider university. If you have a complaint about this course, please contact your class rep who will know how to raise it in the right channels. See your departmental noticeboard for contact details for your class reps.
All students are asked to discuss any impairment related requirements privately, face to face and/or in written form with the course coordinator, lecturer or tutor.
Student Disability Services also provides support for students with a wide range of impairments, both visible and invisible, to succeed and excel at the University. For more information and contact details, please visit the Student Disability Services’ website http://disability.auckland.ac.nz
If your ability to complete assessed coursework is affected by illness or other personal circumstances outside of your control, contact a member of teaching staff as soon as possible before the assessment is due.
If your personal circumstances significantly affect your performance, or preparation, for an exam or eligible written test, refer to the University’s aegrotat or compassionate consideration page https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/academic-information/exams-and-final-results/during-exams/aegrotat-and-compassionate-consideration.html.
This should be done as soon as possible and no later than seven days after the affected test or exam date.
In the event of an unexpected disruption, we undertake to maintain the continuity and standard of teaching and learning in all your courses throughout the year. If there are unexpected disruptions the University has contingency plans to ensure that access to your course continues and course assessment continues to meet the principles of the University’s assessment policy. Some adjustments may need to be made in emergencies. You will be kept fully informed by your course co-ordinator/director, and if disruption occurs you should refer to the university website for information about how to proceed.
The delivery mode may change depending on COVID restrictions. Any changes will be communicated through Canvas.
Student Charter and Responsibilities
The Student Charter assumes and acknowledges that students are active participants in the learning process and that they have responsibilities to the institution and the international community of scholars. The University expects that students will act at all times in a way that demonstrates respect for the rights of other students and staff so that the learning environment is both safe and productive. For further information visit Student Charter https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/forms-policies-and-guidelines/student-policies-and-guidelines/student-charter.html.
Elements of this outline may be subject to change. The latest information about the course will be available for enrolled students in Canvas.
In this course students may be asked to submit coursework assessments digitally. The University reserves the right to conduct scheduled tests and examinations for this course online or through the use of computers or other electronic devices. Where tests or examinations are conducted online remote invigilation arrangements may be used. In exceptional circumstances changes to elements of this course may be necessary at short notice. Students enrolled in this course will be informed of any such changes and the reasons for them, as soon as possible, through Canvas.