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Hobart, Launceston, Rozelle - Sydney, Darlinghurst - Sydney


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 2020

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

Diana Guzys

Teaching staff

Diana Guzys

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,615.00 060301

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Teaching Pattern

2-hour tutorial weekly (over 10 weeks)

8 hours online study weekly (over 10 weeks)


Brief report - 800 words, Weight: 30%
Case Study - 1200 words, Weight: 40%
Individual poster presentation - 5 minutes (equivalent to 1000 words), Weight: 30%

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