- Class Number 3800
- Term Code 3030
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Rosalie Aroni
- Dr Rosalie Aroni
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 24/02/2020
- Class End Date 05/06/2020
- Census Date 08/05/2020
- Last Date to Enrol 02/03/2020
This multidisciplinary course provides an introduction to the health arena. 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:
- 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 listed or uploaded on Wattle throughout the course. These will be provided for each session (lectures and tutorials).
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 and dates for individual lectures 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||Introduction: Conceptualizing health and disease, illness and wellness in the 21st century|
|2||Theories and determinants of health: Microbial resistance to antibiotics as a case study|
|3||Burden of Disease (Online Session)||Canberra Day Public Holiday|
|4||Infectious Disease and Global Health: Key concepts and case studies|
|5||Chronic disease, impairment and disability||Quiz 1 held in tutorials|
|6||Culture and Health A|
|7||Health Technologies in the 21st century||ANZAC DAY Public Holiday|
|8||Culture and Health B|
|9||Rural Health||Essay due 8th May Submission online|
|10||Health systems: Local and global||Quiz 2 held in tutorials|
|11||Health policy Parts A and B|
|12||Bioethics across the life course in the 21st century:clinical and public health contexts||Revision and practice exam in tutorials|
Refer to Wattle
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Tutorial Assessments||30 %||24/02/2020||29/05/2020||1,2,3,4,5|
|End of Semester Exam||40 %||04/06/2020||02/07/2020||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
Please note there are multiple activities associated with this task, each with individual due dates. The date range for this task comprises the start of the semester and the end of the teaching period. Check the course Wattle site for specific details. Students will be required to complete summative assessment in tutorial sessions
(A) There will be 1 quiz which will be directly related to lecture material, learning in tutorial sessions, weekly readings and other resources. It will be held in your tutorial sessions. The quiz will be worth 10% of your final mark.
Estimated return date of quiz results: approximately 1 week after submission
(B) Students are required to complete tutorial pre-reading tasks 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
(C) Students will complete a group assignment which involves critical analysis of media framing of health system and policy issues. They will submit an assignment and provide a class presentation 20%
Total Tutorial Assessment Value: 40%
Estimated return date of group assignment results: approximately 2 week after submission
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: 8th May
Estimated return date: approx. 25-29th 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: 30 %
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 the ANU culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically, committing to honest and responsible scholarly practice and upholding these values with respect and fairness.
The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to 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 be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, 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 Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.
You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep an electronic and hard 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 a set date for pick up from the Convenor will be provided.
Extensions and Penalties
Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted 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), ethnicity and health, quality of care, intersection between clinical and public health
Dr Rosalie Aroni