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HBS108 - Health Information and Data

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Trimester 1, Trimester 2: Elyse Warner

Trimester 3: Jan Garrard





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Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit is intended to provide first year undergraduate students from all Schools across the Faculty of Health, as well as students from other faculties who elect to study HBS108, 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.


Assessment task 1: Assignment (800 words) 20%
Assessment task 2: Assignment (1200 words) 30%
Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

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