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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
  • May 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290

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

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard
Enrolment opens16/07/2017
Semester start11/09/2017
Subject start11/09/2017
Cancellation 1?25/09/2017
Cancellation 2?02/10/2017
Last enrolment24/09/2017
Last withdrawal?06/10/2017
Teaching census?06/10/2017
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2018
Semester start14/05/2018
Subject start14/05/2018
Cancellation 1?28/05/2018
Cancellation 2?04/06/2018
Last enrolment27/05/2018
Last withdrawal?08/06/2018
Teaching census?08/06/2018
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/07/2018
Semester start10/09/2018
Subject start10/09/2018
Cancellation 1?24/09/2018
Cancellation 2?01/10/2018
Last enrolment23/09/2018
Last withdrawal?05/10/2018
Teaching census?05/10/2018