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 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 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville
Term 3 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville
Term 3 - 2021 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. 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

No previous feedback available

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
Tick boxes are on each major weekly activity on the Moodle site.
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
Additional resources were provided early in the final weeks to support learning of the key concepts relevant to the final assessment tasks.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Too many group assessments. The group assessments require a lot of contact which can be difficult for distance students who are juggling work, family and study commitments.
Recommendation
The number of group assessments will be reduced from term 1, 2020.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
The text book should be compulsory. Students who choose not to buy the text book are not able to complete their section of the group assessment.
Recommendation
The text book currently is compulsory and will remain so. The assessment tasks will be changed so that there is less reliance on purchase of the text book to complete the group task.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Public Health Head Of Course
Feedback
Embed Social Innovation into the Bachelor of Public Health course by placing the CQU iChange into this unit.
Recommendation
The CQU iChange module will be added to the unit from term 1, 2020.
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
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Group Work
4 - Written Assessment
3 - Online Quiz(zes)