HLTH11027 - Foundations of Health

General Information

Unit Synopsis

On successful completion of this unit you will have an appreciation of social determinants on your own and others' health outcomes. You will understand how early childhood experiences, culture, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status and education play out to influence health at individual, community and societal levels. You will explore the impacts of racism, sexism, poverty and inequality on social gradients and the short and long term effects on health. You will also explore the social protective factors of community connectedness and identity and be introduced to key social innovation concepts. Finally, you will have the opportunity to refine your academic searching and writing skills through the literacy and information literacy resources provided in this unit.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Class Timetable View Unit Timetable
Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2022

Term 3 - 2022 Profile
Online
Term 1 - 2023 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 10%
2. Group Work 10%
3. Online Quiz(zes) 30%
4. Written Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 81.58% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 31.40% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Unit evaluation.
Feedback
For the group task try to connect students who are from the same area so they can meet on-campus to work on their assignment together.
Recommendation
Since students self-allocate to a group for the group assignment a recommendation will be made that students try to identify other students who may want to meet on-campus to complete the task.
Action Taken
At the start of term, students were once again invited to find other students to form a group with by posting a small bio about themselves onto a notice board on the Moodle site, including their study and catch-up preferences. Students mostly found other students via this method and in-person when on-campus.
Source: Unit coordinator reflection and suggestions from other unit coordinators who have units with high enrolment numbers.
Feedback
Introduce a second unit coordinator/casual academic to help address student queries particularly during live on-campus and Zoom sessions, in term 1, 2023 due to predicted enrolment increase to 400 - 450 students.
Recommendation
Introduce a second unit coordinator/casual academic to this unit from term 1, 2023 to help address student queries particularly during live on-campus and Zoom sessions.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit coordinator reflection, unit evaluation
Feedback
Introduce a greater number of case study scenarios, reflecting actual practice, for the final written assessment item.
Recommendation
Add case study scenarios for the final written assessment item.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit coordinator reflection
Feedback
Remove the small group assessment for term 1, 2023 due to the predicted enrolment increase to 400 - 450 students and the difficulty managing small groups with a class of this size.
Recommendation
Remove the small group assessment task (assessment 2, worth 10%) and combine assessments 1 (worth 10%) and 2 to form one written assessment task (worth 20%).
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit coordinator reflection based on communication (verbal, email) from students
Feedback
Re-instate the prescribed textbook and promote the option of the discounted eBook.
Recommendation
Re-introduce the prescribed unit textbook in term 1, 2023 and promote the discounted eBook purchase option to students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Explain social determinants of health from an individual scale
  2. Explain social determinants of health across community and national/global scales
  3. Relate social determinants of health to community connectedness and identity
  4. Demonstrate appropriate referencing in academic writing
  5. Develop an appropriate argument in an academic essay
  6. Locate and evaluate relevant information using library tools.

Not applicable.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Group Work
3 - Online Quiz(zes)
4 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Group Work
4 - Written Assessment
3 - Online Quiz(zes)