Courses & Units

Health and Health Care in Australia CNA151

Hobart, Launceston, Rozelle - Sydney, Darlinghurst - Sydney

Introduction

This unit introduces students to the various understandings of health and models of healthcare in contemporary Australia. Factors that determine and influence health and illness are explored. The experience of health and illness is considered in the context of individuals, families and communities, with particular emphasis on vulnerable and marginalised population groups. The concepts of rights and justice related to access and distribution of health care will be explored.  Contemporary healthcare philosophies and approaches are introduced and applied. The unit is contextualised to the Australian healthcare reform agenda, emphasising a shift in focus from institutional to community settings and from sick-care to wellness and prevention. The importance of health data and management of information in healthcare, inter-professional collaboration, community development and the empowerment of consumers to be active participants in their own health and health care are highlighted. Students will have the opportunity to further develop their Professional Portfolio in this unit.

Summary

Unit name Health and Health Care in Australia
Unit code CNA151
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences|Philosophy and Gender Studies
Teaching staff

Nick Arnott (Launceston)  and Sara Karacsony (Darlinghurst)

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Darlinghurst - Sydney Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2019: $820.00 2019: $2,527.00 060301

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x 50mins lecture weekly, 1 x 50mins ltutorial weekly

Assessment

Quiz 1 (5%), Case study (40%), Health promotion project consisting of group presentation (25%) and individual reflection (30%)

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Textbooks

Required

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