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Population Medicine 1 - MDMP5113

Year - 2020

In Stage 1 Students are introduced to the concept of population medicine as the interface between the practice of public health and the practice of clinical medicine. They are introduced to the Australian health system and legislative framework, and the many factors that contribute to the health, illness, disease and success of treatment of populations, including issues relating to equity and equality, diversity of cultural, spiritual and community values, and socio-economic and physical environment factors. They will understand definitions of risk and prevention at individual and population levels. They learn to explain and evaluate how disease is controlled at a population level through interventions such as infectious disease surveillance, immunisation and screening programs, and interdisciplinary cooperation, and the role of doctors in contributing to this process. They learn to explain environmental and lifestyle health risks and advocate for healthy lifestyle choices at individual and systemic levels.

Lectures and seminars

Population Medicine material based on the Population Medicine objectives is included in the summative assessments in Stage 1 for the Basic and Clinical Sciences theme.


MDMP5111 and MDMP5112 and MDMP5114


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Anatomy and Histology
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 3.0
EFTSL: 0.063
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Professor Alexandra Barratt
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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