Unit aim

Highlights the fact that in all instances, marginalised and dominated populations suffer a greater burden of disease. Theories of social determination, evidence-based evaluations and bias identification will be compared.

Unit content

Topic 1: Causation health and causation health inequity
Topic 2: Social Determinants
Topic 3: An Equitable Evidence Base
Topic 4: Methodological Diversity
Topic 5: Evidence Synthesis and Situation analysis

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Edited by Bronwyn Carson, Terry Dunbar, Richard D. Chenhall and Ross Bailie., 2007, Social Determinants of Indigenous Health, 1st edn, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW. ISBN: 9781741751420.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Lismore

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Annotated bibliography30%
Essay50%
Journal20%

Online

Teaching method
Structured online learning 3 hours/week (12 weeks)
Assessment
Annotated bibliography30%
Essay50%
Journal20%
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