Public Health Systems and Policy 1 (8573.1)
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|Discipline Of Public Health & Occupational Therapy||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomes1. describe public health and its history;
2. identify key issues in current public health policy and practice;
3. describe the state, national and international health systems structure and funding models;
4. describe and compare issues in population health taking a determinants of health perspective;
5. analyse selected health policies.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
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Duckett, S., & Willcox, S. (2011). The Australian Health Care System (4th ed.). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press
UC Library Reference No: RA553D83 2011
Available at University Cooperative Bookshop.
Recommended texts – available in University Library on Short Term Loan Lin, V., Smith, J., Fawkes, S. (2007). Public health practice in Australia: The organised effort. Crows Nest, Australia: Allen & Unwin. Palmer, G.R. & Short, S.D. (2010). Health Care and Public Policy: An Australian Analysis (4th ed.). Melbourne, Australia: Palgrave Macmillan Baum, F. (2009). The New Public Health. (3rd ed.). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press Willis, E., Reynolds, L. and Keleher, H. (2009) Understanding the Australian Health Care System. Australia: Elsevier. Additional readings will be provided for some sessions – check Moodle.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All components of the assessment must be completed to pass the unit. Students have a responsibility to ensure they regularly check their email and moodle sites for assessment related announcements or clarifications.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Late Submission of Assignments
When a student does not submit an assessment task on or before the due date and time, their mark will be reduced by five percentage points per day from the total mark available (e.g. if an assessment was submitted three days late a mark of 70% would be reduced to 55%, or put another way, if a student was awarded 21 out of 30 and submitted three days late their mark would be reduced to 16.5 out of 30), up to a maximum of seven days at which time the assignment will no longer be accepted, unless there are approved extenuating circumstances.
Students are expected to attend all lectures and tutorials and to participate actively and positively in the teaching-learning process while respecting the rights of others to express themselves freely. Students are expected to inform the Unit Convenor when an unaboidable absence occurs.
Required IT skills
Word processing, internet searching and use of library search skills are essential. The use of bibliographic management software such as Endnote or Refworks is strongly recommended. We expect you to be able to access and use Moodle.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Announcements made on Moodle are deemed to be made to the whole group. Please check the Public Health Systems and Policy 1 Moodle site regularly for messages.