Courses & Units

Health Services and Health Informatics CXA309



This unit is offered by distance only.


This unit aims to broaden students understanding of the Australian Health Care system and its operation. It provides the opportunity for students to critically examine and review the current and emerging trends in health care delivery and includes topics such as the future of the healthcare workforce, global health challenges, management and prevention of chronic conditions and a multi-disciplinary team approach, mental illness, disabilities services, migrant and refugee health and aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. The unit also introduces Health Informatics (E-Health) and the way in which new information and communication technologies could improve health services.


Unit name Health Services and Health Informatics
Unit code CXA309
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences

Ms Sandra Murray

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,402.00 069999

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  • 100% of Year 1 BHlthSc/science units or equivalent (eg CXA107)


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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:


Teaching Pattern

This unit is taught by distance. On-line material readings will be provided via MyLO. Web conferencing will also be available. Students will communicate with the Coordinator via email and discussion boards.


Assessment Task 1: Position Paper 30%
Assessment Task 2: Major Essay 40%
Assessment Task 3: Discussion Board 30%

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