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HTIN5004: Integrated Approaches to Chronic Disease

This unit of study aims to introduce the student to the strategy of the Charles Perkins Centre to ease the burden of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. While other approaches would focus on these diseases as purely medical conditions this unit will challenge the student to focus on an interdisciplinary approach, bringing together medicine, biological science, psychology, economics, law, agriculture and other disciplines to understand how real world solutions for these diseases might be developed. Students will be exposed to the world-renowned researchers based in the Charles Perkins Centre and will gain insight into the research strategy of the Centre. Students will also have the opportunity to develop a new interdisciplinary project node for the Centre in collaboration with one of our research leaders.

Code HTIN5004
Academic unit Computer Science
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. identify how interdisciplinary approaches to health care can interact with new technologies to provide a broad range of solutions to complex problems
  • LO2. evaluate the quality and efficacy of technology innovations implemented in health care settings
  • LO3. identify knowledge gaps and conceive novel tools and approaches to address it, and integrate these with a larger multidisciplinary research network
  • LO4. identify opportunities for new approaches to complex health care issues
  • LO5. develop project concepts up to draft proposal stage
  • LO6. perform effectively as an interdisciplinary team to develop project concepts.

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