Year
2020
Units
4.5
Contact
1 x 50-minute lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour tutorial weekly
Enrolment not permitted
1 of HLTH1205, HLTH1305 has been successfully completed
Assessment
Assignment(s), Tutorial presentation, Tests, Tutorial participation
Topic description
The topic explores health in the context of priority populations and health issues. Students are introduced to a range of health topics and emerging issues through analysis of the burden of disease and determinants of health and illness. Students are also introduced to health policy through key Australian policy responses to the health issues covered. The topic incorporates the lived experience of health and illness to extend understanding of empathic professional practice.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  1. Develop understanding of the patterns, distribution and lived experience of health and illness using a range of analytical approaches
  2. Extend understanding of health through analysis of priority populations and specific health issues, and related policy responses
  3. Extend skills in accessing and appraising evidence-based information
  4. Enhance skills in professional practice including teamwork, time management and professional behaviour.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of specific population groups and health issues of importance in Australia, and the rationale for their importance
  2. Describe examples of Australian health policy responses
  3. Demonstrate awareness of the lived experience of health and illness
  4. Accurately interpret a range of learning materials to inform understanding of health issues
  5. Use knowledge of health issues and populations to inform future professional practice
  6. Access and synthesise high quality evidence as the basis for communication and practice
  7. Actively engage with peers and teaching staff through teamwork to achieve successful learning outcomes.