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HPER11-101: Australia's Health Issues and Priorities

Description

Australia's Health Issues and Priorities introduces students to Australia’s national health priority areas, providing them with an understanding of the epidemiological profile and burden of disease for each health issue. It will enable students to evaluate health issue causality using the determinant approach and to use this evaluation to identify interventions and opportunities to improve health across the health system. Students will develop an understanding of the social determinants of health and their impacts on health outcomes, and explore the roles, responsibilities, practice areas, and expertise of the major health professions in Australia. In addition, students will hear from a multidisciplinary team of educators and guests and be guided to consider the current and future challenges that priority health issues pose for health professionals and researchers. 

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: HPER11-101
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Semesters offered:
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050.00
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400.00

Learning objectives

1. Describe the basic epidemiological profile and burden of disease associated with Australia’s national health priority areas. 2. Evaluate health issue causality using a determinant approach. 3. Examine the impacts of the social determinants on health status. 4. Identify opportunities for health system interventions and services based on determinant analysis. 5. Contrast the roles, responsibilities, practice areas, and expertise of the major health professions in the Australian context. 6. Describe the current and future challenges for practitioners and researchers working in health priority areas. 7. Recognise the impact of history and colonisation on contemporary First Nations health outcomes.

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:

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 20/03/2022
    Semester start: 16/05/2022
    Subject start: 16/05/2022
    Cancellation 1: 30/05/2022
    Cancellation 2: 06/06/2022
    Last enrolment: 29/05/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 11/06/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 02/07/2022
    Teaching census: 10/06/2022
  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 17/07/2022
    Semester start: 12/09/2022
    Subject start: 12/09/2022
    Cancellation 1: 26/09/2022
    Cancellation 2: 03/10/2022
    Last enrolment: 25/09/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 08/10/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 29/10/2022
    Teaching census: 07/10/2022
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 20/03/2022
Semester start: 16/05/2022
Subject start: 16/05/2022
Cancellation 1: 30/05/2022
Cancellation 2: 06/06/2022
Last enrolment: 29/05/2022
Withdraw - Financial: 11/06/2022
Withdraw - Academic: 02/07/2022
Teaching census: 10/06/2022