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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast
Lismore

Unit description

Introduces students to the key issues and theoretical concepts into the organisation and function of the Australian health care system. Public health approaches and models of health care are explored. Students learn how health is shaped by social, political, environmental, cultural and economic factors, and how that knowledge shapes effective health care. Lastly, health informatics, emerging health technologies and current and future directions in healthcare will be presented.

Unit content

  1. The Australian healthcare and international healthcare systems
  2. Determinants of health
  3. Health policies, priorities and frameworks
  4. Public health approaches to health
  5. Current challenges in healthcare
  6. Emerging health technologies

 

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1identify the structures, funding and models of care within the Australian healthcare system and within the broader context of international healthcare
2describe the role of social determinants and health literacy in the health of Australians
3cooperatively communicate the impact of various health policies, priorities and frameworks on health promotion and health service delivery in Australia
4examine the current and future directions of healthcare within the context of health technologies and global health issues

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

  1. identify the structures, funding and models of care within the Australian healthcare system and within the broader context of international healthcare
  2. describe the role of social determinants and health literacy in the health of Australians
  3. cooperatively communicate the impact of various health policies, priorities and frameworks on health promotion and health service delivery in Australia
  4. examine the current and future directions of healthcare within the context of health technologies and global health issues

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
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Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Short written response50%
Presentation30%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Short written response50%
Presentation30%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Short written response50%
Presentation30%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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International

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