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IPE1011

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Belinda Lewis

Synopsis

This unit provides the basic understanding of the concept of health particularly in the primary care clinical settings. This exploration will begin at a personal level and expand to clinical settings with the broader health environment. Varied definitions and models of health will be introduced to allow a detailed exploration of illness, health risks and how individuals, families and communities use limited resources.
Differences between health of the individual and the broader population will be examined using the clinical environment as the focal point. The factors that impact the dimensions of health will be critically explored to better understand the roles of government policies, the private sector and communities. Current inequalities in resources and other factors affecting health in clinical settings will be identified.

Objectives

Hurdle requirement: 80% of tutorials, unless medical or other certification provided.
Community interview and report (30%)
Written assignment (40%)
Final Examination (30%)

Assessment

Hurdle requirement: 80% of tutorials, unless medical or other certification provided.
Essay (25%)
Written assignment (45%)
Final Examination (30%)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Belinda Lewis

Contact hours

12 hours per week including contact time (1 hour lecture, 2 hour tutorial), fieldwork and self-directed learning