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HBS108 - Health Information and Data

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Enrolment modes:(Online)
Credit point(s):1

Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3

EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Trimester 1, Trimester 2: N Barrett (W), Trimester 3: J Garrard (B)

Contact hours:

This unit is offered as a wholly online unit through CloudDeakin.

Note: 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 with the basic skills necessary to be consumers and ultimately providers of health research information. The unit comprises nine 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%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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