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HBS108 - Health Information and Data

Unit details

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Enrolment modes:(Online)
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:A Nevill (B)
Contact hours: This unit is offered as a wholly online unit in Deakin Studies Online (DSO).


Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


This unit is intended to provide first year undergraduate students from all Schools across the Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences with the basic skills necessary to be consumers and ultimately providers of health research information. The unit comprises ten topics, covering: measuring health and disease in populations, introduction to qualitative research, study design, obtaining online health information, evaluating popular health claims, introduction to quantitative research, evidence based practice including critical appraisal.


Online topic tests 25%, assignment (mid-trimester) 25%, examination (2 hours) 50%

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