- Class Number 4229
- Term Code 2930
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Rosalie Aroni
- Dr Rosalie Aroni
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 25/02/2019
- Class End Date 31/05/2019
- Census Date 31/03/2019
- Last Date to Enrol 04/03/2019
This multidisciplinary course provides an introduction to the arena of health studies. Students completing the course will learn about the biological, behavioural, social and ecological determinants of health and will develop a capacity to view health issues from scientific, social, cultural and policy perspectives. Students will gain insight into current and historical health challenges faced locally and globally. They will be introduced to not only issues raised in relation to health service delivery and public health but also the intersections between them.
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;
- Explain burden of disease indicators and apply this knowledge in analysing the impact of health conditions locally and globally;
- Understand the concept of health determinants (biological, behavioural, social and environmental) and discuss the relative contributions of these to health and wellbeing;
- Describe the major components of the Australian health system and their roles in managing health;
- Explain key principles in providing equitable health care across diverse population groups;
- Explain the relationship between health service delivery, public health and global health and apply this knowledge to health policy challenges.
All lecturers will make use of evidence drawn from relevant disciplinary research to benefit student learning and outcomes. Some may share their own research findings with students which will provide students with special insights into the specific fields discussed.
Required readings and other resources will be provided for each session (lectures and tutorials) and listed or uploaded on Wattle throughout the course.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments on assignments;
- Verbal comments;
- Feedback to the whole class;
- To groups; and
- To individuals.
ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
Please note that lecture topics may change due to availability of guest lecturers - you will be notified in advance if this is the case
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Conceptualizing health and disease, illness and wellness|
|2||Theories and determinants of health|
|3||11 March (Canberra Day) Burden of Disease (Online materials)|
|4||Infectious Disease and Global Health|
|6||Chronic Disease, Impairment and Disability|
|7||Easter Monday (22nd April) & ANZAC Day (25th April) Health Technologies in the 21st century (Online Materials)|
|8||Culture, migration and health||Essay due|
|10||Health systems: Local and global|
|11||Health policy Parts A and B|
|12||Reconciliation Day Improving indigenous health (online materials)|
Refer to Wattle
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Tutorial Assessments||30 %||25/02/2019||31/05/2019||1,2,3,4,5|
|End of Semester Exam||40 %||06/06/2019||04/07/2019||1,2,3,4,5|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.
Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
This one semester course will be taught over four hours contact time per week (one 2 hour lecture and one 2 hour tutorial per week), with associated readings and other resources. Tutorials are compulsory and will begin in Week 2. This course will include guest presentations by experts.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Students will be required to complete summative assessment in tutorial sessions
(A) There will be 2 quizzes which will be directly related to lecture material, learning in tutorial sessions, weekly readings and other resources. They will be held in your tutorial session. Each quiz will be worth 10% of your final mark.
(B) Students are required to complete a tutorial pre-reading task from Week 2 until Week 12. This involves reading the article/chapter/document or watching a video and responding to questions on the template provided on Wattle. The completed template must be submitted on Wattle prior to the tutorial. Value:10% of Final Mark
Total Tutorial Assessment Value: 30%
Estimated return date of quiz results: approximately 1 week after submission
The date range for this task comprises the start of the semester and the date final results are published on ISIS. Check the Wattle site for detals
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Students will be provided with essay topics in Week 2 of the course. The essay topics will be accompanied by a set of detailed instructions for the assignment. These instructions will include formatting and presentation requirements and the assessment rubric. All this information will be available on Wattle.
Length: (2,500 words)
Due date: 6th May
Estimated return date: approx.20-25th May
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
End of Semester Exam
The examination will include questions drawn from lecture material, tutorial sessions and required readings across the full semester. (Students will be provided with a practice exam in the final week of semester to assist in their study preparation). It is expected that the completion of the pre-reading tutorial templates will provide a solid basis for revision of readings as will the quiz.
Value: 40 %
The date range in the Assessment Summary indicates the start of the end of semester exam period and the date official end of semester results are released on ISIS. Please check the ANU final Examination Timetable http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/assessments-exams/examination-timetable to confirm the date, time and location exam.
Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.
You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.
For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:
- Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item unless an extension was granted.
Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
Assignments will be returned to students in class or by email.
Extensions and Penalties
Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
Distribution of grades policy
Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.
Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.
Support for students
The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
- ANU Health, safety & wellbeing for medical services, counselling, mental health and spiritual support
- ANU Diversity and inclusion for students with a disability or ongoing or chronic illness
- ANU Dean of Students for confidential, impartial advice and help to resolve problems between students and the academic or administrative areas of the University
- ANU Academic Skills and Learning Centre supports you make your own decisions about how you learn and manage your workload.
- ANU Counselling Centre promotes, supports and enhances mental health and wellbeing within the University student community.
- ANUSA supports and represents undergraduate and ANU College students
- PARSA supports and represents postgraduate and research students
Health services research (diabetes, CVD, respiratory health), quality of care, intersection between clinical and public health, public health, ethnicity and health
Dr Rosalie Aroni