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Health Literacy for Better Lives - OLET5604

An individual's health literacy has a major impact on their health and wellbeing across their life. Health literacy comprises the cognitive and social skills which determine the motivation and ability of an individual to gain access to, understand, and use information to promote and maintain good health. People of lower health literacy commonly engage less frequently with the healthcare system, presenting later with illnesses, have lower adherence to medical advice and treatments, and higher mortality rates. In this unit you will learn about health literacy, how it can adversely impact populations, its measurement and applications in healthcare, and an understanding of approaches to increase health literacy. You will develop skills to use within the healthcare system and with external partners to increase levels of health literacy.

Classes
4x 1 hour lectures (online content delivery); 4x2 hr tutorials (online course); 1x4 day intensive face to face workshop

Assessment
Assessment for this course will involve three online quizzes Two quizzes will include 15 questions each and be worth 25% of your mark One quiz will include 30 questions and be worth 50% of your mark

Details

Faculty: Science

Intensive April

25 Mar 2019

Department/School: Psychology Academic Operations
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 19 Apr 2019
Unit of study level: Fifth Year
Credit points: 2.0
EFTSL: 0.042
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Science

Intensive September

26 Aug 2019

Department/School: Psychology Academic Operations
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 20 Sep 2019
Unit of study level: Fifth Year
Credit points: 2.0
EFTSL: 0.042
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Haryana Dhillon
HECS Band: 1
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