Health Patterns of Disease (8576.3)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Public Health||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify the patterns and distribution of disease;
2. Understand the determinants of selected diseases;
3. Describe the environmental influences on health;
4. Understand disparities in health between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and other Australians; and
5. Describe methods of prevention.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Flexible||Dr Indira Samarawickrema|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||29 July 2024||Flexible||Dr Indira Samarawickrema|
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
- All assessment items must be submitted and undertaken on the Canvas site.
- Please note that poster presentation is conducted in person, in class during weeks 9,11-13.
- The copy of the poster presentation must be submitted by the end of Week 7.
- Each team member must upload a copy of the poster presentation to enable peer marking.
- It is anticipated that all students will attend the presentations to assist in their peer marking as audio will not be necessarily be available online.
Special assessment requirements
In order to pass the unit the student must:
• Obtain an aggregate overall mark of at least 50%
• Submit all assignment items.
REQUESTS FOR EXTENSION
- Requests for extensions to the due dates must be made in writing, via email, to the Unit Convener, Dr Indira Samarawickrema Indira.Samarawickrema@canberra.edu.au at least 48 hours before the work is due.
- Requests for extension must adhere to the policy on extension and must contain the extension request form and the documentary evidence to support the extension request.
- Work submitted after the due date in the absence of an approved extension may be penalised by 5% for each day overdue OR may not be marked if more than a week overdue, and in that event, if marked, may be graded on a pass/fail basis only.
- In general, there will be no extension beyond the last day of semester, and only one extension will be considered for a single assessment.
- If the extension is granted, the Unit Convener will specify the revised due date.
Refer to the UC Supplementary Assessment Policy.
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.
Students are expected to commit at least 10 hours per week at a minimum to this unit.
All Students are expected to attend the post presentations, to facilitate comprehensive and fair peer marking.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Announcements made on Canvas are deemed to be made to the whole group. Please check the Health Patterns of Disease Canvas site regularly for messages.
- It is necessary that you submit written assignments via Canvas.
- Your student ID and the assessment name should be clearly stated at the front of your assignment.