PUBH 0001 Empowering Individual Health (WSTC Prep)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 700279

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Description Empowering Individual Health focuses on the health care system in Australia. It aims to give students an understanding of the different elements that constitute the health care system in Australia and abroad. The unit will look at how the structure and funding of the health care system, as well as the political environment in which it operates, impacts life expectancy in a country, as well as how the elements of the health care system impact national and individual health enabling behaviours.

School Western Sydney The College

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 0 Preparatory subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 7142 Diploma in Health Science Extended or 7143 Diploma in Health Science Extended (HPE).

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Explain the roles and responsibilities of the Commonwealth versus the State Government in the Australian Health Care System
  2. Understand the structure, organisation and financing of the Australian health care system
  3. Identify skills and practices that empower the individual to engage with the Australian health and disability service sector
  4. Understand the contribution of research to the development of health policy
  5. Identify key differences between an international health care system and the Australian health care system
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of global health, classifying diseases and world health issues

Subject Content

1. The government health care responsibilities- commonwealth and state
2. Area health services and local health districts
3. Economic characteristics of health
4. Political characteristics of health
5. Research and policy development
6. World health issues and universal health care
7. Global health and classifying disease
8. Resource allocation and health status
9. Health economics, life expectancy and quality of life
1. The government health care responsibilities- commonwealth and state
2. Area health services and local health districts
3. Economic characteristics of health
4. Political characteristics of health
5. Research and policy development
6. World health issues and universal health care
7. Global health and classifying disease
8. Resource allocation and health status
9. Health economics, life expectancy and quality of life

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Essay 1a Essay plan 1b Essay 100 words 500-750 words 30 N Individual
Presentation 10 minutes 35 N Individual
End-ofsession exam 2 hours and 20 minutes 35 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

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2022 Trimester 3

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