• Offered by ANU Medical School
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Health Science
  • Areas of interest Cultural Studies, Epidemiology, Biomedical Science, Health
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Rosalie Aroni
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2021
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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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Differentiate between health/wellness and disease/disability incorporating perspectives from different health traditions and cultures;
  2. Explain burden of disease indicators and apply this knowledge in analysing the impact of health conditions locally and globally;
  3. Understand the concept of health determinants (biological, behavioural, social and environmental) and discuss the relative contributions of these to health and wellbeing;
  4. Describe the major components of the Australian health system and their roles in managing health;
  5. Explain key principles in providing equitable health care across diverse population groups;
  6. Explain the relationship between health service delivery, public health and global health and apply this knowledge to health policy challenges.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Tutorial assessments (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  2. Essay (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  3. Exam (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]

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Workload

The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:

  • Face-to face component which may consist of 1 x 2 hour lecture plus 1 x 2 hour tutorial per week.
  • Approximately 82 hours of self-study which will include preparation for lectures, presentations and other assessment tasks.

Inherent Requirements

To be determined

Prescribed Texts

To be advised

Preliminary Reading

To be advised

Assumed Knowledge

This is an introductory course to the broad field of health science. It assumes no prior knowledge.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3436 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A

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