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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 can be used to inform health policy and practice.

Summary 2020

Unit name Health: Determinants and Analysis
Unit code CXA103
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Teaching staff

Dr Denis Visentin (Co-ordinator)

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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  • Pre-tertiary science unit or equivalent


Teaching Pattern

2 hrs Lecture per week (13 Weeks), 8 x 1 hour practical sessions, supplementary online exercises.


3 x assignments (500, 1000, 1000 words respectively) (10%, 20% and 20% respectively), 2 hour Skills Competency Test (20%), 2 hour final Theory Exam (30%)

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