HEALTHCARE IN AUSTRALIA

HIM1HAU

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will allow you to develop an understanding of professional healthcare delivery in Australia. Areas of professional healthcare delivery that will be examined include; population health and prevention, general practice and community health; emergency health services and hospital care; mental health, rehabilitation and palliative care.  You will review and analyse the overall health of Australia's population and investigate the diverse roles of a range of health professionals in the delivery of healthcare.   You will develop critical reasoning skills through relevant case scenarios which introduce enquiry-based learning and teamwork.  This subject will support the development of foundation academic skills and information literacy required for successful university study.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMerilyn Riley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and explain the key health benefits and challenges facing modern Australians from a population health perspective.

Activities:
Lectures and workshops. Guided readings and on-line activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

02. Examine the human experience of health, illness and disability by navigating through healthcare in Australia.

Activities:
Lectures and workshops. Guided readings and on-line activities. Completion of Enquiry work. Use of case studies.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

03. Analyse the roles of a diverse range of health professionals in the delivery of Australian healthcare.

Activities:
Lectures and workshops. Guided readings and on-line activities. Completion of Enquiry work. Use of professional case studies.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

04. Effectively use academic resources to develop plans for enquiry and independent learning.

Activities:
There will be designated workshop activities which will provide for the development of academic skills, including academic writing, to support completion of assessment tasks.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMerilyn Riley

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Team analysis of a case study with a 15 min oral presentation and case notes ( 750 words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04
One diagnostic report of academic resources ( 750 words equivalent)15 01, 04
One 30 min in class quiz (500 words equivalent)10 01, 02
Individual report (2000 words equivalent)55 01, 02, 04