Courses & Units

Health: Determinants and Analysis CXA103

Launceston

Introduction

This unit introduces the determinants of health and wellbeing including lifestyle factors. Students are introduced to the types of measures that are used in reporting health information and the ways in which this information is presented and utilised. Students will learn to understand the importance of health measures and develop practical skills required to present health data and interpret the results. The unit will demonstrate the purpose of different methods of determining human health and how this information may be used to inform health policy and practice.

Summary

Unit name Health: Determinants and Analysis
Unit code CXA103
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Denis Visentin
Available as student elective? Yes
Level Introductory

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate aptitude and problem solving skills in general numeracy
  • Understand the important determinants of health and their effect on a range of health conditions
  • Generate and interpret tables and graphs and utilise this information in reports
  • Generate and interpret descriptive statistics and utilise this information in reports
  • Generate and interpret trends and correlation in data and draw conclusions including causal and non-causal relationships
  • Understand the importance of statistical tests and be able to generate and interpret statistical tests results.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
069999 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable

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Teaching

AssessmentTest or quiz (20%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (30%)|Report (10%)|Report (20%)|Report (20%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

Recommended

You will find the following text useful [available from the Co-op Bookshop]:
Polgar S. & Thomas S., Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences 6th Edition, Churchill Livingstone 978-0-7020-4194-5
Other texts that cover material in the unit are
Corty, E. W., Using and Interpreting Statistics: A Practical Text for the Health, Behavioural and Social Sciences Mosby
McKenzie Vital Statistics: An Introduction to Health Science Statistics Churchill Livingstone
Keleher, H. & Murphy, B Understanding Health: A Determinants Approach Oxford University Press 2004
MacGillivray, H. Utts, J. & Heckard, R. Mind on Statistics: Australia and New Zealand 2nd Edition Cengage 2014

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