- Code HLTH1001
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU Medical School
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Health Science
- Areas of interest Cultural Studies, Health, Medicine and the Body, Epidemiology, Biomedical Science, Health
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Rosalie Aroni
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2018
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This multidisciplinary course is designed to introduce the science that underpins popular health topics. Students completing the course will learn the language of health science while developing a capacity to view health issues from social, cultural and scientific perspectives. Through research-led teaching students will gain an insight into how data on complex health issues is collected, analysed and ultimately translated into guidelines and policy to improve health. Approaches that health practitioners and policy makers use to promote healthy behaviours and minimize harm will be introduced.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Differentiate between health/wellness and disease/disability incorporating perspectives from different health traditions and cultures.
- Interpret key indicators of the impact of disease in terms of its incidence, prevalence, and measures of disease burden on society.
- Discuss the difference between evidence based arguments and pseudoscience in relation to health myths.
- Discuss the current knowledge of the impact of major health conditions both globally and within Australia, and the roles of health systems, government and non-government health departments and agencies in managing health.
- Discuss the unique challenges to improving health outcomes in Indigenous Australian populations.
- Discuss the relative contributions of social and biological determinants of disease and the role of lifestyle choices in the development of chronic diseases.
- Apply basic ethical principles as they relate to the delivery of healthcare, research, and health equality.
- Describe the approaches used by health practitioners and policy makers use to promote healthy behaviours and minimize harm.
- Describe risks of climate change and unsustainable development to health .
Indicative AssessmentAssessment will be based on:
- Written assignment outline 5% final submission 25% = (30%) (LO3)
- Online exercises (6 x 5% = 30%) (LO1-9)
- Exam (40%) (LO1-9)
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Workload2 hours face to face teaching sessions per week plus online learning activities. Plus 3 x 1 hour academic skills workshops related to the written assignment
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Assumed KnowledgeThis is an introductory course to the broad field of health science. It assumes no prior knowledge.
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- 6 units
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4756||19 Feb 2018||27 Feb 2018||31 Mar 2018||25 May 2018||In Person||N/A|