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Society and Health - HSBH1013

In the first half of the unit, students will examine the main social determinants of health and the meaning of health for different populations. In the second half of the unit, students will consider how health is delivered and by whom. This includes the breadth of the health workforce (both paid and unpaid) and health consumers. Embedded in this unit will be considerations of ethics and legal concerns for health professionals, cultural awareness and interdisciplinarity.

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

short answer assessments (30%), presentation (20%), 1 x 2-hr exam (50%)

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.


Faculty: Health Sciences

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Behavioural and Social Science in Health
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Nikki Wedgwood
HECS Band: 2
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