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Area/Catalogue
HLTH 1040

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
154161

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Course aim

Provide future health professionals with core understandings of complexity, multiple interests and agendas that characterise present Australian health services and systems and to provide them with critical thinking skills that enable understanding of these.

Course content

Introduce students to key concepts, trends and frameworks that characterise contemporary health responses and understandings; critical thinking strategies to begin understanding the social, political and other influences on health systems; exploration and contextualisation of current Australian patterns of health and system responses through international and historical comparisons; overview of definitions and discourses of health including bio-medical, social, social justice and health promotion understandings; key current mechanisms that shape the contemporary Australian health system including financing, levels of government, and regulatory frameworks; diversity in health professional pathways and careers. 

Textbook(s)

H. Keleher, C. MacDougall 2016, Understanding Health, 4th, Oxford University Press, Victoria, Australia

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1.5 hours x 10 weeks
Workshop 1 hour x 3 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Lecture (Online) 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial (Online) 1.5 hours x 10 weeks
Workshop (Online) 1 hour x 3 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Group assignment 2000 words per group 30% -
Portfolio 3500 words 60% -
Participation Ongoing 10% -
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Group assignment 2000 words per group 30% -
Portfolio 3500 words 60% -
Participation Ongoing 10% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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