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HPER11-101: 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.

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodeHPER11-101
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • September 2020 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2021 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340
  • Commencing in 2021: $4,390

Learning outcomes

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

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Restrictions: ?

Nil

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/03/2020
Semester start25/05/2020
Subject start25/05/2020
Cancellation 1?08/06/2020
Cancellation 2?15/06/2020
Last enrolment07/06/2020
Withdraw – Financial?20/06/2020
Withdraw – Academic?11/07/2020
Teaching census?19/06/2020
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens02/08/2020
Semester start14/09/2020
Subject start14/09/2020
Cancellation 1?28/09/2020
Cancellation 2?05/10/2020
Last enrolment27/09/2020
Withdraw – Financial?10/10/2020
Withdraw – Academic?31/10/2020
Teaching census?09/10/2020