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Unit description

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1critique the principles of social determination and identify relevant social issues and community contexts that impact on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people Intellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
2evaluate equity frameworks to reveal internal bias and expose social factors in problem identification Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3critically analyse social interventions and health and wellbeing movements from a social determinant perspective. Intellectual rigourEthical practice

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. critique the principles of social determination and identify relevant social issues and community contexts that impact on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. evaluate equity frameworks to reveal internal bias and expose social factors in problem identification
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. critically analyse social interventions and health and wellbeing movements from a social determinant perspective.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice

Teaching and assessment

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