Courses & Units

Foundations of Health Literacy CXA184

Launceston

Introduction

This unit focuses on developing students' health literacy. Health literacy is the capacity to understand, evaluate and apply information to make decisions about health and health care. Students will explore how health information is communicated and how to distinguish evidence-based information from other publicly available sources of health material. The different elements in making health information accessible to different audiences will be introduced, as well as the goals of successful health communication.

Summary

Unit name Foundations of Health Literacy
Unit code CXA184
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator

Rosy Green

Teaching staff

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 Off-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 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,402.00 061309

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

This unit is fully online.

Assessment

Presentation (choice of narrated PowerPoint, or Poster) (30%); Report (30%);  Case study (threaded through course) (3x) (30%); Discussion posts (10%)

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Textbooks

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