- 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, Epidemiology, Biomedical Science, Health
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Rosalie Aroni
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2021
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This course has been adjusted for remote participation in Sem 1 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. On-campus activities will not be available.
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.
- Tutorial assessments (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Essay (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Exam (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
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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.
To be determined
Prescribed TextsTo be advised
Preliminary ReadingTo be advised
Assumed KnowledgeThis is an introductory course to the broad field of health science. It assumes no prior knowledge.
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