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Australia's Health Issues and Priorities

Description

This subject introduces students to Australia's priority health issues, as determined by analysis of key indicators such as burden of disease, risk factor prevalence, determinants of health and opportunities for interventions across the health system, now and into the future. This subject takes a multidisciplinary and integrated approach guided by the socio-ecological approach to assessing and responding to health issues. This subject will introduce students to thinking about major health issues across the spectrum of the health system (prevention through to treatment), by analysing the biological, psychological, social and environmental determinants of health, and using this analysis to identify opportunities to improve health. This will include consideration of the impact of these health issues on priority population groups, introduce students to the roles of different health professionals and alert students to consider the challenges these health issues pose for future health practitioners and researchers.

  • Academic unit: Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
    Subject code: HPER11-101
    Subject title: HPER11-101: Australia's Health Issues and Priorities
    Subject level: Undergraduate
    Semester/Year: September 2017
    Credit points: 10.000
  • Timetable: https://bond.edu.au/timetable
    Delivery mode: Standard
    Workload items:
    • Lecture: x12 () - Weekly Lecture
    • Workshop: x12 () - Weekly Workshop
    • Personal Study Hours: x12 () - Recommended Study Hours
    Attendance and learning activities:
  • Prescribed resources:

    Books

    • Keleher, H. & MacDougall, C. (2016). Understanding Health. 4th Editionth, Victoria, Australia Oxford University Press
    After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
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Academic unit: Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Subject code: HPER11-101
Subject title: HPER11-101: Australia's Health Issues and Priorities
Subject level: Undergraduate
Semester/Year: September 2017
Credit points: 10.000

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions:

Assurance of learning

Assurance of Learning means that universities take responsibility for creating, monitoring and updating curriculum, teaching and assessment so that students graduate with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need for employability and/or further study.

At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the basic epidemiological profile and burden of disease associated with the health issues covered
  2. Assess health issue causality by analysing the biological, psycho-social and environmental determinants of health and illness
  3. Identify opportunities for health system interventions and services based on determinant analysis
  4. Describe the different roles and functions of different health professions relevant to health service delivery in the Australian context
  5. Describe the future challenges for practitioners and researchers associated with each health priority
  • Type Task % Timing Outcomes assessed
    Paper-based Examination (Closed) End of semester exam 40% Final Examination Period 1,2,3,4,5
    *In-Class Quiz - Individual An in class quiz will test students' knowledge on content covered in the preceding weeks. 20% Week 5 1,2,3,4,5
    Written Report Details of this assessment will be provided in class in Week 1, discussed in tutorials and posted on iLearn. 30% Week 7 1,2,3,5
    *Class Participation Students are expected to attend and participate in all scheduled tutorials. 10% Weekly 1,2,3,4,5
  • Assessment criteria

    High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
    Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
    Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
    Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
    Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

    Quality assurance

    For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Type Task % Timing Outcomes assessed
Paper-based Examination (Closed) End of semester exam 40% Final Examination Period 1,2,3,4,5
*In-Class Quiz - Individual An in class quiz will test students' knowledge on content covered in the preceding weeks. 20% Week 5 1,2,3,4,5
Written Report Details of this assessment will be provided in class in Week 1, discussed in tutorials and posted on iLearn. 30% Week 7 1,2,3,5
*Class Participation Students are expected to attend and participate in all scheduled tutorials. 10% Weekly 1,2,3,4,5

Study Information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

Policy on plagiarism

University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Accessibility and Inclusion Support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

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