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This unit is offered by distance only.


This unit aims to broaden students understanding of the Australian Health Care system and its operation. It provides the opportunity for students to critically examine and review the current and emerging trends in health care delivery and includes topics such as the future of the healthcare workforce, global health challenges, management and prevention of chronic conditions and a multi-disciplinary team approach, mental illness, disabilities services, migrant and refugee health and aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. The unit also introduces Health Informatics (E-Health) and the way in which new information and communication technologies could improve health services.

Summary 2020

Unit name Health Services and Health Informatics
Unit code CXA309
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences

Hazel Maxwell

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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  • 100% of Year 1 BHlthSc/science units or equivalent (eg CXA107)


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Teaching Pattern

This unit is taught by distance. On-line material readings will be provided via MyLO. Web conferencing will also be available. Students will communicate with the Coordinator via email and discussion boards.


Assessment Task 1: Position Paper 30%
Assessment Task 2: Major Essay 40%
Assessment Task 3: Discussion Board 30%

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