LEARNING IN HEALTH SCIENCES

HLT1LHS

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be provided with an introduction to learning at university with a focus on the academic skills needed to engage successfully in the CFY and further study in the Health Sciences. Students will be introduced to information literacy resources, LMS and a range of online learning support materials. They will use the Enquiry Based Learning process to explore the skills and concepts required to fully participate and learn in teams. The subject focuses on extending students' engagement with content in the other common first-year subjects with a particular focus on scientific knowledge, effective reading, proficient writing and independent study strategies.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKirk Peterson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHealth, Illness and well-being - Perspectives and Social DeterminantsPrescribedLiamputtong, Fanany & Verrinder (Ed.), 2012OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, AUSTRALIA.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and relate learning styles and processes as they apply to learning at University.

Activities:
Reflective Writing piece
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

02. Demonstrate and apply foundation academic and information literacy skills.

Activities:
Individual scaffolded report, Individual essay, Individual oral presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

03. Employ and practice critical reading strategies to extract meaning from a range of texts.

Activities:
Individual essay, Individual scaffolded report, Reflective writing piece
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

04. Identify and apply Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) processes and teamwork skills.

Activities:
Team sourcing of information, Team sharing of information and ideas through discussion, presentation, and online Wikis
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size80

Enrolment information Quota due to limited resources. Merit based quota. Priority given to students admitted in the Diploma of Health Sciences. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKirk Peterson

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Tutorials commence in week 1 of semester 1"

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Lecture format"

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 10.0 hours problem based learning per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"10 one hour sessions of Online activities equivalent to approximately one hour per week over ten weeks."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x Individual Report (1,500-words)30 01, 02, 03, 04
1 x Individual Essay (1,500-words)40 01, 02, 03, 04
1 x Individual Reflective Assessment (1,000-words)30 01, 02, 03, 04