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PBHL11001 - Public Health Data and Measurement

General Information

Unit Synopsis

There is an enormous body of health data and information that is relevant to public health and the ability to locate, interpret and communicate health information is a fundamental skillset required by all public health profesasionals. This unit introduces students to the concepts of measurement and data relating to public health. Students explore potential sources of data, how to identify and interpret appropriate measurements and data for public health, and how to communicate measurements and data with confidence to inform public health decisions.

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).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2017

Term 2 - 2017 Profile
Distance
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2022 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. Group Discussion 30%
2. Online Quiz(zes) 30%
3. Presentation and Written Assessment 40%

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 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 38.1% 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: Moodle
Feedback
Weekly catch ups, even though not always well attended by other students due to other commitments, knowing the access to the lecturer was available was always helpful particularly when I had questions about something I didn't understand.
Recommendation
Continue to run weekly tutorial sessions to support students who might need extra help with understanding the learning contents.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
I enjoyed the lectures and weekly tasks
Recommendation
Continue to engage students through weekly tasks and activities
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
Some of the assessment tasks involved were not helpful as all they were, was forced interaction between me and my other unit members. The lecturer did not respond to emails when asked about important enquiries and as of my knowledge did not interact with the students at all throughout the term. Feedback on assignments was minimal.
Recommendation
The lecturer for this unit held weekly tutorials and drop in sessions for a one-on-one support throughout the term. To promote collective learning, encourage students to ask questions on the Moodle Q and A forum so that students' questions asked through emails are not missed, unless their question is personal in nature. Make it clear early on in the term that all unit-related questions needs to be posted on the forum, and no questions will be answered through emails. Feedback for this unit was provided to students through Turnitin. Many students did not know how to navigate to the feedback given on their assessments in Turnitin. Show students at the start of the term how to navigate to their assessment feedbacks on Turnitin if the lecturer will be providing feedbacks on Turnitin.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
It has introduced so much new information which can be applied to reading articles etc. in a more critical manner and having a better understanding of the meaning of words in reports
Recommendation
Students appreciated the explanation provided to them during tutorials about technical terms introduced in the unit. Continue to unpack some key terms to facilitate students learning and understanding of the subject matter.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
Organisation of the content and what was required for the weekly activities. Sometimes it was a little confusing and doubled up what was actually required. I know the lecturer did try to encourage students to drive the conversation but instead we would discuss what was posted on the discussion forum which I felt had already been covered. Discuss more about the content. I felt recording the sessions would be helpful for those who couldn't attend.
Recommendation
This is the first time this Unit Coordinator coordinated this unit. Many students felt the tutorial sessions should discuss the unit content as opposed to the weekly tutorial tasks posted on the discussion forum. Tutorial sessions were also not recorded during the discussion. Discuss course content during tutorial sessions and record the tutorial discussions.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
At first I found it bit confusing on what activities were required. I had to go back to the recorded lecture to confirm, which I have found a little bit time consuming. I personally prefer lectures that are a bit more interactive with the actual delivery of the content. For example last term in Introductory Science and this term in Food, Nutrition and Health, we watch a recorded lecture and followed up with a power point, read articles/or workbook, complete activities and then there is a zoom lecture going through the weekly content. With it being zoom, it is more interactive, you are able to ask questions at the time and it just makes it more interesting and for me, a more beneficial way of learning.
Recommendation
Strip the tutorial activities from the lecture materials, and have it written as opposed to talking through it in the video. Use the tutorial session as a mini-lecture to recap the main concepts covered in the week and engage students to discuss their understanding the weekly subject matter.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Assess the source and quality of health information and data as related to public health.
  2. Identify and interpret appropriate measurements and data for public health.
  3. Communicate health information using a range of information technologies.
  4. Reflect on individual, cultural, and ethical perspectives relating to health measurement and data.

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