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Area/Catalogue
HLTH 1040

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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

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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 owner

Course owner
School of Health Sciences

Course aim

Introduce students to health systems and services in the Australian context and highlight the complex and
multiple functions and processes involved to promote and improve population heath.

Course content

Health systems; introduction to policy; stakeholders in health; social, political and other influences on health
systems; historical and contemporary health system responses; preventive health in the health system;
conceptual definitions of health and wellbeing; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health initiatives;
mechanisms that shape the Australian health system, including financing, levels of government, policy and
regulatory frameworks; health policy and administration 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 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 10 weeks
Workshop 1 hour x 3 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Lecture (Online) 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial (Online) 2 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 40% -
Portfolio 2500 words 50% -
Participation Ongoing 10% -
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Group assignment 2000 words per group 40% -
Portfolio 2500 words 50% -
Participation Ongoing 10% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
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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