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Introduction to Health and Health Care - HSBH1012

Year - 2020

This unit will develop students' broad understanding of the different approaches to health (e.g. biomedical, psychological, sociological). This would include understanding the different factors which impact health; how different approaches may lead to different strategies for developing and evaluating health solutions; and different ways of measuring health. Students are then enabled to consider how these different approaches to health are reflected in health systems both locally and internationally. Students would explore the different healthcare systems and engage with current and future challenges for health systems and health policy in Australia and abroad.

2-hr lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/week

seminar presentation (20%), essay (35%), 1 x 2-hr exam (45%)

Readings will be drawn from a variety of journals, government reports and textbooks. The reading list will be available to students through the unit of study outline and learning management system


HSBH1006 or HSBH1008 or HSBH1009


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Behavioural and Social Science in Health
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Andrew Campbell
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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