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 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. 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 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville
Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Online

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. Group Work 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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 50% 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: Student unit evaluation
Feedback
Include tick boxes for activity completion on Moodle to help show what material has already been viewed.
Recommendation
Tick boxes to show activity completion on the Moodle site will be added.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student unit evaluation
Feedback
More content information to assist in completion of the final written assessment
Recommendation
Additional readings will be provided via the Moodle site to support learning of key concepts relevant to the final assessment task.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Assessment task 3 is weighted too high for a group task (currently 40%). This can be a challenge for students whom are relying on others in their group to work and submit their contributions on time.
Recommendation
Consider changing weighting of Assessment 3 (group task) to 30% and increasing final assessment (individual submission) to 50%.
Action Taken
In term 1, 2018 Assessment 3 was changed to 30% of the final grade and Assessment 4 was increased to 50%.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Some student groups did not work well without a designated and accepted 'group leader' who could coordinate tasks and timelines.
Recommendation
It is not an expectation that one student from a group will accept the role of 'team leader' however if student groups agree on this feature then it will be encouraged. Whilst group functioning and team work is discussed early in the term by the unit coordinator this could be approached more formally and include an overview of Bruce Tuckman's (1965) five stages of group development. Students should be advised of the reasons why group tasks are a feature of this unit ie. graduate attribute.
Action Taken
Students were asked to consider assigning a team leader for the group tasks in Term 1 2018 - some teams elected to do this. Students were oriented to Bruce Tuckman's five stages of group development during their lectures early in term 1, 2018.
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 - Group Work
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
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
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
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Group Work
3 - Group Work
4 - Written Assessment