This unit introduces students to selected developments that are impacting, or are likely to impact, on the practice and management of the health care in Australia. Because health care is driven by a multitude of forces, the scope of the developments studied is broad. Topics to be covered will be drawn from the basic sciences applicable to health care, and health management. Examples of the topics under consideration include a critical analysis of complementary and alternative medicine, advances in assisted reproductive technologies and emerging diseases and infections. Material will be presented in lectures, with use of self-directed learning and individual or group activities.
2hr lecture fortnightly, commencing week 2, plus independent on-line learning modules.
Online quiz (20%), written assignment (25%),I n-lecture activities (5%), end semester exam (50%).