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 the importance of health measures and develop practical skills required to analyse and present health data and interpret the results. The unit will demonstrate the purpose of different methods of assessing human health, the statistical techniques used to analyse heath data, and how this information may be used to inform health choices, health policy, and practice.
|Unit name||Health: Determinants and Analysis|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Denis Visentin|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Demonstrate aptitude and problem solving skills in general numeracy
- Describe 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 generate and interpret statistical tests results.
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All on campus: Independent Learning 3 hrs weekly; Tutorial 1 hr SP11 times; Workshop 1hr SP9 times; Lecture on campus 1 hr SP3 times
|Assessment||Biweekly quizzes (10%)|Excel Report 1 - Tables and Graphs (20%)|Excel Report 2 - Descriptive Stats & Correlation (20%)|Skills Competency Test (20%)|Exam (30%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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