• Class Number 3989
  • Term Code 3030
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • AsPr David Kramer
    • AsPr David Kramer
  • 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
SELT Survey Results

As the capstone learning experience in the Bachelor of Health Science, this course will require students to apply their understanding of the principles of health research and health/medical ethics to complex case studies of health issues of the past and current century.   This will be complemented with professional development workshops workshops on self-awareness, effective teamwork and leadership, developing an evidence based curriculum vitae, addressing key selection criteria and interview skills.  An introduction to career paths in Health Science will be given through a series of invited speakers who will present their career experiences and highlights. 


Learning Outcomes

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:

  1. Produce an evidence based application for a job addressing key selection criteria.
  2. Demonstrate good academic practice and teamwork in researching health topics and participating in collaborative learning activities. 
  3. Demonstrate a capacity to work within a multidisciplinary team to  devise potential solutions to complex problems. 
  4. Demonstrate an ability to apply principles of health and medical ethics in the context of real world problem facing global health. 
  5. Develop insight into how their personal ambitions and concepts of success map onto opportunities for health careers by learning from the experience of health professionals. 

Research-Led Teaching

The content in HLTH3002 is profession led and informed by guest speakers, many of whom have active research careers.

Field Trips


Additional Course Costs


Examination Material or equipment


Required Resources


Students will need to access online readings and resources.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • written comments
  • verbal comments
  • feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc

Student Feedback

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.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Week 1 Feb 26:Course overview, ANU Careers information session, Range of clinical and non-clinical jobs in management of Type 2 diabetes Students will commence the development of a curriculum vitae using the ANU CV builder. FORMATIVE
2 Week 2 March 4: What skills sets will be needed to tackle health problems that emerge from Climate Change In class pre-workshop QUIZ Development of ideas for group Infographic on the workforce requirements to address a health concern associated with climate change Due week 4
3 Week 3 March 11: The life of a Public Health professional. What is it like to work on the front lines during disease outbreaks? What do we know about COVID-19? How has what we have learned from other diseases shaped the response to the emergence of COVID-19? Public Health Career Fact Sheet (group research and publication) Due Week 6
4 Week 4 March 18: Vaccination and human health. What are vaccines? How are they developed? What are they designed to do? What vaccines are recommended? What are the known side effects? What do you know about the anti-vaccination movement? In class pre-workshop quiz. Reflective essay. Keeping informed is a part of professionalism. Debunking misinformation and fake news. Due week 8
5 Week 5 March 25: Careers in Clinical Practice: Invited speakers will share their stories. Developing your 2020 vision
6 Week 6 April 1: Careers in Health management: Invited speakers will share their stories. Developing your 2020 vision
7 Week 7 April 22: Careers in Health at the community interface: Invited speakers will share their stories. Developing your 2020 vision
8 Week 8 April 29: Careers in Health and Medical Research: Invited speakers will share their stories. Developing your 2020 vision Due week 10
9 Week 9 May 6: Employability workshop 1: led by ANU Careers. Job Application: Key selection criteria
10 Week 10 May 13: Employability workshop 2: Led by ANU careers Interview
11 Week 11 May 20: Navigating the workplace and achieving a work/life balance Nil
12 Week 12 May 27: Introduction to Professional Ethics Nil

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Week 2 Pre-workshop QUIZ 5 % 02/03/2020 09/03/2020 2
Week 4 Pre-workshop QUIZ 5 % 18/03/2020 25/03/2020 2
Climate Change and Health Infographic 20 % 25/03/2020 01/04/2020 2,3
Public Health Career Factsheet. 15 % 01/04/2020 22/04/2020 2,5
OpEd. Do health professionals have a professional and moral obligation to debunk fake news stories about health? 10 % 29/04/2020 13/05/2020 4
Your 2020 Vision 25 % 13/05/2020 27/05/2020 5
Applying for a job 20 % 29/05/2020 15/06/2020 1

* 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:

Assessment Requirements

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.


Students are expected to attend all workshops and seminars. Quizzes in weeks 2 and 4 cannot be made up: If there is a approved reason for absence the final course result will be derived from the average of other marks.


No examination

Assessment Task 1

Value: 5 %
Due Date: 02/03/2020
Return of Assessment: 09/03/2020
Learning Outcomes: 2

Week 2 Pre-workshop QUIZ

Students will be required to complete a formative assessment worksheet to aid understanding of key take home messages from the 2019 Lancet report on Climate Change and Human Health

Assessment Task 2

Value: 5 %
Due Date: 18/03/2020
Return of Assessment: 25/03/2020
Learning Outcomes: 2

Week 4 Pre-workshop QUIZ

Students will be required to complete a formative assessment worksheet to aid understanding of key take-home messages from

the Australian Department of Health website on Immunisation. https://campaigns.health.gov.au/immunisationfacts

the WHO publication Immunisations Myths and facts http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/339620/Myths-and-facts.pdf?ua=1

Assessment Task 3

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 25/03/2020
Return of Assessment: 01/04/2020
Learning Outcomes: 2,3

Climate Change and Health Infographic

Students will work in groups of 5-6 to develop an informative and engaging Infographic about a health problem associated with climate change the possible skill sets that will be required to manage the associated burden of disease.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 01/04/2020
Return of Assessment: 22/04/2020
Learning Outcomes: 2,5

Public Health Career Factsheet.

Students will work in groups of 5-6 to develop a Factsheet describing an existing category of job that works in an area of public health. 

Assessment Task 5

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 29/04/2020
Return of Assessment: 13/05/2020
Learning Outcomes: 4

OpEd. Do health professionals have a professional and moral obligation to debunk fake news stories about health?

Brief OpEd argument 500 words on addressing the issue of whether health professionals have a professional and moral obligation to debunk fake news stories about health; referencing the potential harm that can arise from misinformation/fake news about novel coronavirus COVID-19, anti-vaccination, Health fads/diets, other.

Assessment Task 6

Value: 25 %
Due Date: 13/05/2020
Return of Assessment: 27/05/2020
Learning Outcomes: 5

Your 2020 Vision

Students will be required to reflect on the life and career goals that they are developing for the year 2040. What job do you want to have? What steps will be required to attain your career goal? What compromises will you need to address with respect to life goals? Students will draft a 750-word essay and prepare a 2-3 minute video describing the ideal career, the work environment associated with that career and the most common pathway to attaining it ( training requirements).

Assessment Task 7

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 29/05/2020
Return of Assessment: 15/06/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1

Applying for a job

Students will be required to submit their CV and answers to 3 selection criteria of a mock job advertisement. Students will also complete an online interview addressing a fourth selection criterion. The CV will not be assessed (formative) and the selection criteria and interview will be worth 10 marks each.

Academic Integrity

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.

Online Submission

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.

Hardcopy Submission

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.

Late Submission

Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:

  • Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded. This applies to assessment tasks 1, 2, 3 & 4
  • 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. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

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.

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.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

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).

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