Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander public health: online and integrated into core Master of Public Health subjects

Angus, Lynnell, Ewen, Shaun and Coombe, Leanne (2016) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander public health: online and integrated into core Master of Public Health subjects. Journal of Public Health Research, 5 1: . doi:10.4081/jphr.2016.675


Author Angus, Lynnell
Ewen, Shaun
Coombe, Leanne
Title Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander public health: online and integrated into core Master of Public Health subjects
Journal name Journal of Public Health Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2279-9036
2279-9028
Publication date 2016-04-26
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.4081/jphr.2016.675
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 5
Issue 1
Total pages 4
Place of publication Pavia, Italy
Publisher Pagepress
Collection year 2017
Formatted abstract
The Master of Public Health (MPH) is an internationally recognised post-graduate qualification for building the public health workforce. In Australia, MPH graduate attributes include six Indigenous public health (IPH) competencies. The University of Melbourne MPH program includes five core subjects and ten specialisation streams, of which one is Indigenous health. Unless students complete this specialisation or electives in Indigenous health, it is possible for students to graduate without attaining the IPH competencies. To address this issue in a crowded and competitive curriculum an innovative approach to integrating the IPH competencies in core MPH subjects was developed. Five online modules that corresponded with the learning outcomes of the core public health subjects were developed, implemented and evaluated in 2015. This brief report outlines the conceptualisation, development, and description of the curriculum content; it also provides preliminary student evaluation and staff feedback on the integration project.
Keyword Indigenous public health
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Master of Public Health
Higher education
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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