Classes and seminars in Trimester 3, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of trimester.
Last updated: 5 October 2020
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Online independent learning and 1 x 2 hour on campus seminar per week.
Online independent learning and 1x2 hour online seminar per week.
This interdisciplinary unit examines a determinants approach to health and wellbeing, including: the complex range of interactions that influence the health of individuals and populations; the determinants of selected health issues in urban and rural Australia, as well as in global contexts, and explores a range of models and approaches and their impact on health outcomes.
Topics include: The concepts of health, the social determinants of health, health systems, the biological and environmental determinants, health promotion, indigenous health, settings for health, marginalised populations and global health.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this UnitAt the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Adopt a global perspective to identify and discuss the different concepts of health and how they differ across population groups.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO8: Global citizenship
Identify current population health issues and explain how the determinants of health underpin these issues.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO5: Problem solving
Demonstrate oral and written communication skills and use digital technologies to locate credible sources of information related to the social determinants of health to support ideas and arguments in individual and team work.
GLO2: CommunicationGLO3: Digital literacyGLO7: Teamwork
Critically analyse how determinants of health influence government policy and are linked to population health outcome.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO3: Digital literacyGLO4: Critical thinking
Identify the responsibilities of governments in Australia to improve population health.
Identify individual attributes to support your career development and interpret your findings through determinants of health theory.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO6: Self-managementGLO8: Global citizenship
Grading and weighting(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1: Managing My Career Written Report
Assessment 2: A Health Plan Written Report
Assessment 3: Group Oral Presentation: Health profile of an Australian Indigenous population group
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: HBS107 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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