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This is public health : Australian students’ understanding of public health

Geraghty, Caoimhe and Fanany, Rebecca 2011, This is public health : Australian students’ understanding of public health, International journal of health wellness and society, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 176-195.

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Title This is public health : Australian students’ understanding of public health
Author(s) Geraghty, Caoimhe
Fanany, RebeccaORCID iD for Fanany, Rebecca orcid.org/0000-0001-7208-7975
Journal name International journal of health wellness and society
Volume number 1
Issue number 2
Start page 176
End page 195
Total pages 20
Publisher Common Ground Publishing LLC
Place of publication Champaign, Ill.
Publication date 2011
ISSN 2156-8960
Keyword(s) This is Public Health Campaign
University Students
Understanding
Australia
Health Promotion Campaigns
Summary This is Public Health Campaign,Young adults are a frequent target of health promotion campaigns in Australia yet there is evidence to suggest that this cohort has little understanding of the nature and intent of Public Health initiatives in their own environment. This paper describes the results of a study that evaluated the knowledge and understanding of public health of a sample of 333 first year health science students at an Australian University. Students were asked to submit photographs depicting their ideas about public health and accompany these with a written rationale for their choices. The results of the study suggest that the students at this level have a narrow interpretation of public health and do not understand the organized nature of public health efforts or the aims of such initiatives. This study provides important insight into the thinking of this cohort of young Australians, both in the context of preparing them for future careers in public health as well as in relation to their response to health promotion campaigns targeting them.
Language eng
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2011
Copyright notice ©2011, Common Ground Publishing
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30045079

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