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.
|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?|
|Delivered By||Delivered wholly by the provider|
|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
- 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|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
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|Assessment||Test or quiz (20%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (30%)|Report (10%)|Report (20%)|Report (20%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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