HLTH13035 - Health in all Policies

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Health in All Policies (HiAP) is a public health movement and policy approach that contributes to the improvement of population health, equity, wellness and improved policy outcomes across participating sectors. This unit outlines how and why HiAP was established and what benefits it has had on promoting health across populations. Factors that influence the implementation of HiAP are examined, including Health Impact Assessment (HIA) and Health Lens Assessment (HLA). This unit will allow you to bring together assessment, research and evaluation skills learned throughout your course in order to consider where and how health fits in the policy cycle.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

96 credit points

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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2022

Term 2 - 2023 Profile

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. Online Quiz(zes) 25%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Presentation 45%

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 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 57.14% 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: SUTE, Student Feedback
Students appreciated the time and effort the Unit Coordinator put in to the responses on the Discussion Board. They noted that insight from real work experience was always valuable for their learning.
Continue to be responsive on Moodle site discussion board drawing on industry examples.
Action Taken
Source: SUTE, Student Feedback
The workbook (assessment 2) and the report (assessment 3) are due at close times. The workbook is aligned with each week's discussion board topics, however students would appreciate spreading out due dates.
Change an earlier quiz to be like a workbook assessment so that students get feedback on the standard expected in the final workbook before census date. Reiterate to students that they will need to work on their workbooks each week. Redesign the workbook assessment so that it can be submitted in two parts (mid-term and end of term). Consider using a Moodle Book or on-line workbook.
Action Taken
Source: Reflection
The quiz questions are superficial and ask questions about particular readings.
Change the first quiz questions to be the submission of a workbook-style activity.
Action Taken
Source: Student attendance Reflection
Tutorials (on assessments) are poorly attended despite offering a poll on times
Survey students at the start of term to gauge appropriate times for online tutorials. Schedule after hours 'drop-in' tutorials for students if appropriate.
Action Taken
Source: Reflection Student assessments
The report topic (assessment 3) is focused on communicable diseases. Many students chose STIs or HIV/AIDS as their topic, similar to a report required for PBHL12001. While no students self-plagiarised, there is potential that some students may reuse their work from that assessment.
Change requirements for Assessment 3, still be focused on communicable diseases but not STIs or HIV/AIDS. Change the report to an oral presentation to differentiate from other Public Health units.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Compare and contrast 'Health in all policies' with health policy
  2. Explain the 'health in all policy' process, Health Impact Assessment process, and the Health Lens Assessment process, and how these relate to the development of policy
  3. Articulate the major components of the Australian health system, how it differs from health systems of other nations and how this relates to health in all policy
  4. Evaluate the economic influences and barriers to adopting health in all policy at both national and international levels
  5. Explore Health in All Policy as a form of social innovation.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Presentation
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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