HLTH11027 - Foundations of Health
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

On successful completion of this unit you will have an appreciation of social determinants on your own and others' health outcomes. You will understand how culture, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status and education play out to influence health at individual, community and societal levels. You will explore the impacts of racism, sexism, poverty and inequality on social gradients and the short and long term effects on health. You will also explore the social protective factors of community connectedness and identity. Finally, you will have the opportunity to refine your academic searching and writing skills through the literacy and information literacy resources provided in this unit.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

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).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Bundaberg
  • Cairns
  • Distance
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

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.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 10%
2. Group Work 10%
3. Group Work 40%
4. 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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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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.

Feedback Source Recommendation
I like that first assignment about determinants of health I found it very interesting working with group member then writing a paper based on our experiences. I also think wendy was very good at explaining the assignments and gave amazing resources for preparing assignments. I have used her reading matrix template for other subjects :) The involvement of group work, especially for flex students was a great aspect of this course Student evaluation The personal reflection and group work activities and assessments will be retained. Narratives of people experiencing various determinants of health will be introduced to further help students see relevance of content from personal perspective.
This course, although not containing a lot of course content, only 4 modules I found to be difficult. The online collaborative sessions where assessment is explained and any questions answered was only offered one night a week. If students are unable to attend due to work commitments I feel it is a huge disadvantage. Collaborative sessions are recorded to playback, I used information provided to help me complete assessments however, I think I completely missed understood. I feel more explanation is needed for assesement tasks. Student evaluation Modularisation of content will cease and the course will revert to a weekly structure. I will continue to search for solutions to make tutorials more available.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explain social determinants of health across individual, community and national/global scales.
  2. Relate social determinants of health to community connectedness and identity.
  3. Demonstrate appropriate referencing in academic writing
  4. Develop an appropriate argument in an academic essay
  5. Locate and evaluate relevant information using library tools

Not applicable.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment        
2 - Group Work        
3 - Group Work    
4 - Written Assessment  

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      

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
1 - Written Assessment      
2 - Group Work        
3 - Group Work        
4 - Written Assessment      

Prescribed Textbooks

Social determinants of health: a comparative approach
Author/s: Davidson, A Year: 2015
Edition: Publisher: Oxford University Press
City: Ontario
Country: Canada
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Zoom web conferencing
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorAnthea Oorloff (a.oorloff@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017 Learning histories
Week 2 13-03-2017 Social determinants of health

Chapter 1, pp 1-14

Week 3 20-03-2017 Changing our perspectives of health
Chapter 1, pp 15-41
Assessment 1 Due Monday (20 Mar 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 4 27-03-2017 Early childhood experiences
Chapter 4, pp 96-115
Week 5 03-04-2017 Education
Chapter 4, pp 115-123
Assessment 2 Due Monday (03 Apr 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Vacation Week 10-04-2017

Mid-term break

Week 6 17-04-2017 Gender
Chapter 7, pp 161-179
Week 7 24-04-2017 Culture & ethnicity
Chapter 6, pp 145-159
Week 8 01-05-2017 Socioeconomic status

Chapter 3, pp 65-95

Chapter 8, pp 180-200

Week 9 08-05-2017 Social gradient of health

Assessment 3 Due Monday (08 May 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 10 15-05-2017 Protective factors
Chapter 5, pp 125-143
Week 11 22-05-2017 Build environment
Chapter 9, pp 201-215
Week 12 29-05-2017

No topic/readings this week

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Assessment 4 Due Monday (05 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment 1
Task Description

Reflect on the following questions and write a reflective paper of 750 words on how these issues have impacted on you and your family. You do not need to worry about following a particular format for your reflective paper, but please ensure you have clear sentences and paragraphs so others can understand your meaning.

Questions to reflect on:

- How has the level of my family's income influenced my health?

- How did my early childhood experiences influence my health?

- How has my education influenced my health?

- How has my gender influenced my health?Have I ever experienced discrimination because of my gender?

- Have I ever experienced bullying or discrimination because of my sexual orientation?

- How has my ethnic background influenced my health? Have I ever experienced racism? Has my cultural background influenced my health or the way I think about health?


Assessment Due Date Week 3 Monday (20-Mar-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 3 Friday (24-Mar-2017)
Weighting 10%
Assessment Criteria

This is a Pass/Fail assessment based on submitting or not. You need to submit by the due date because this assessment forms the group work and Assessment 2.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain social determinants of health across individual, community and national/global scales.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



2 Group Work

Assessment Title Assessment 2
Task Description
In your groups (you will be assigned a group in week 3 or early week 4) you will need to analyse the reflective papers of your group and draw out themes, using the template provided in Moodle. Only one member of the group will be required to submit this assessment on behalf of the entire group. All members of the group will receive the same grade (Pass), except if a member has not contributed a reflective paper or contributed to the analysis.
Assessment Due Date Week 5 Monday (03-Apr-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Only one student from each group needs to submit on behalf of all members of the group
Return Date to Students Week 6 Friday (21-Apr-2017)
Each student will receive a copy of their marked assignment and grade
Weighting 10%
Assessment Criteria

You will receive a Pass/Fail based on contributing to the analysis.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online
Group submission

All assessments must be submitted via Moodle site.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain social determinants of health across individual, community and national/global scales.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



3 Group Work

Assessment Title Assessment 3
Task Description

In your group you will complete a workbook that relates to the literature and your own experiences around the social determinants of health. You will choose three factors to focus on in your assignment. This workbook will be available via the course Moodle site. Your group submission will be the workbook itself.

Peer assessment - A proportion of your mark (10%) for this assessment is allocated to 'peer assessment of contributions' so it is in each student's interest to participate and contribute satisfactorily. You will submit your own assessment of each group member's contribution separately. This will be a rating scale around 'cooperation', 'contribution', and 'participation'.

Assessment Due Date Week 9 Monday (08-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Only one student from each group needs to submit on behalf of all members of the group
Return Date to Students Week 11 Tuesday (23-May-2017)
Each student will receive a copy of their marked assignment and grade
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

A detailed marking rubric is available on the course Moodle site.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

All assessments are to be submitted via Moodle site.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain social determinants of health across individual, community and national/global scales.

3. Demonstrate appropriate referencing in academic writing

5. Locate and evaluate relevant information using library tools

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



4 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment 4
Task Description

Using one of the narratives provided in the Study Guides (weeks 4 - 9), write an essay of 1,500-2,000 words that explains how community connectedness and/or identity could be protective factors for health for the main character.

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Monday (05-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Results of the final assessment will be released with the release of grades for Term 1
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

A detailed marking rubric is available on the course Moodle site.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

All assessments are to be submitted via Moodle site.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Relate social determinants of health to community connectedness and identity.

3. Demonstrate appropriate referencing in academic writing

4. Develop an appropriate argument in an academic essay

5. Locate and evaluate relevant information using library tools

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence




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