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Society and Health 1A (ORAL10001)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeORAL10001
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject comprises two modules:

Community Health Studies: An introduction to health sociology; the influences of socio-demographic, cultural and economic factors on health; accessibility, utilisation and quality of health and welfare services; and an examination of selected contemporary health issues.

Human Development, Behaviour and Learning: The physical and psychological growth of children and adults; theories of cognitive, psychological and psychosocial development; and the theoretical foundations to psychosocial problems.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should:

(1) Comprehend:
a) the basic concepts of community and social structures and the implications for health;
b) the value of cultural sensitivity in the delivery of health care;
c) the relevance of psychology and human development to the broader field of health care, teaching and learning and dental practice;
d) the principles of management of relationships with patients and carers.

(2) Demonstrate:
a) the ability to plan and present written communications incorporating a respect for enquiry, scholarship and intellectual integrity;
b) basic skills in electronic retrieval, library searching, electronic mail, the use of LMS and accessing the Internet.

(3) Appreciate:
a) the range of differing healthcare needs of individuals and groups within the community and diversity of the methods needed to provide them.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following skills:

  • Observation and evaluation;
  • Communication;
  • Planning and presenting;
  • Academic writing and referencing;
  • Searching, retrieval and application of evidence;
  • Skills in Information technology and use of academic databases ; and

Understand the social and cultural diversity in our community.

Last updated: 18 July 2019