HLTH SC 2105 - Reflect. Research. Resolve Questions in Health
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2018
General Course Information
Course Code HLTH SC 2105 Course Reflect. Research. Resolve Questions in Health Coordinating Unit Medicine Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites HLTH SC 1002 Incompatible HLTH SC 2012 Restrictions Available to BHlthMedSci students only Course Description This course involves the interactive, student-centred exploration of specific real-world health problems written to stimulate collaborative analysis and investigation. Students will work in teams to consider contemporary health challenges from a range of perspectives (medical science, public health etc.) and further develop their research, problem solving and teamwork skills.
Course Coordinator: Dr Paul RothmoreDr Paul Rothmore
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes1. Apply analytic and critical thinking skills to develop potential solutions to contemporary national and global health challenges.
2. Apply basic public health and pathophysiology concepts
3. Construct reasoned arguments
4. Demonstrate effective teamwork and small group collaborative skills
5. Critically evaluate articles drawn from the literature relevant to their module of choice
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1,2 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1-5 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
4 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1-5 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
1,2,4 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesReadings and web links will be made available through MyUni
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course will engage students in the exploration of big health challenges for Australia and internationally.
The first week of the course will be used to introduce the course framework and explain the learning approaches.
In weeks 2 to 6 and 7 to 11 students will select from a choice of 5 health challenges (modules on these health challenges will be 5 weeks long). The format for each module will be as follows:
Week 2 or 7: 1 hour online activity + 1 hour interactive seminar + 1 hour SGDE
Week 3 or 8: 1 hour online activity + 2 hour interactive seminar
Week 4 or 9: 1 hour online activity + 1 hour interactive seminar + 1 hour SGDE
Week 5 or 10: 1 hour online activity + 2 hour interactive seminary
Week 6 or 11: 1 hour online activity + 1 hour interactive seminar + 1 hour SGDE
In week 12, students will present the outcomes of their SGDE in a poster at a presentation showcase.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Please refer to MyUni.
Learning Activities SummaryConceptual organisation: Students will choose 2 from a choice of 5 health challenges which they will explore through on-line materials, seminars (of about 50 students) and SGDE (groups of 5 students). The health challenges will be chosen from the following areas with more details about the specific topic within these fields to be released next year.
2. Addiction and Mental Health
3. Nutritional Health
4. Reproductive and Child Health
5. Global Health
Students will address each health challenge using a framework that covers the full range of health and illness determinants, from the biological to the global.
Small Group Discovery ExperienceStudents will be put into groups (typically of five) and assigned a mentor. The group will be mentored to prepare for a poster on one of the 5 topics covered through the course.
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
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- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment SummaryOnline quizzes - 16%
Group poster presentation - 20%
2 x 1500 word essays - 60% (30% each)
Participation - 4%
Assessment DetailOnline quizzes: Students will be required to answer a series of short questions (MCQs/TF/Matching) on each week's topics to consolidate their learning from that week.
Poster: As part of the SGDE students must work together to produce a poster on their particular research topic, which discusses the background and a potential solution to their topic of choice.
2 x 1500 word essays: Each student will participate in two modules (5 weeks each) focussing on a particular health issue (i.e. head injury in sport). As part of the module students will be required to write an essay addressing a particular aspect of the problem - i.e. public health measures, identifying pathophysiology of disease or outline potential treatments.
SubmissionPlease refer to MyUni.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
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