2021 unit information
HNN108 and HPS104
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Online independent and collaborative learning activities including weekly scheduled 1 hour online seminars
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.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this UnitAt the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Identify and critique the role of health research, the formal research process, the nature of health ethics, and have an introductory knowledge of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methodologies. Recognise interpret and apply calculations associated with epidemiology and understand how health and disease are measured at the population level.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinking
Identify, access and evaluate online resources from high quality health information and data sources.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO3: Digital literacyGLO4: Critical thinking
Synthesise and critically evaluate online health information to demonstrate an understanding of peer-reviewed health literature.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO5: Problem solving
Interpret findings of a study using appropriate discipline-specific academic language, structure, references and presentation style. Identify strengths and weaknesses associated with research methodologies and draw conclusions and make recommendations relevant to health practice.
Use technologies to identify and synthesise discipline, knowledge, evidence, data, and statistics and use this to problem solve and inform decision-making and best practice in a professional capacity.
GLO3: Digital literacyGLO5: Problem solving
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: HBS108 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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