The Context of the Health and Community Services
Come to understand how health and community services can help disadvantaged individuals, groups, communities and regions.
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- 26 Jun 2023
- 23 Oct 2023
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- describe and explain the structure and function of the health and community service systems and explain how these influence organisational roles, responsibilities and practices;
- explore how the social determinants of health impact on the health and well-being outcomes of diverse groups, and discuss how the health and community services systems seek to address these;
- compare and contrast the perspectives of stakeholders in health and social care; and
- explain how core concepts in health and social care and stakeholder perspectives shape and change the context of health and community services.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
No eligibility requirements
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - Please refer students to link for requirements: http://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component.
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Core concepts in health and social care, along with the perspectives of various stakeholders, shape the way in which health and community services are delivered. Studying this subject will help to equip you with an understanding of the context and role of health and community services in enhancing health and well-being outcomes for individuals and the community. With a focus on marginalised and disadvantaged individuals, groups, communities and regions, you will examine the structure and function of health and community service systems, and how these influence organisational roles, responsibilities and practices. Exploring the social determinants of health, your understanding of how these affect the outcomes of diverse groups, and how health and community services systems seek to address these issues, will be developed. You will also analyse the perspectives of a range of stakeholders in health and social care.
Multiple choice: 500 words; Relates to Learning Outcomes: 3, 4 Written Assessment: 1000 words; Relates to Learning Outcomes: 2, 4 Online Quiz, multiple choice: 1500 words; Relates to Learning Outcomes: 1-4
- Multiple choice (20%)
- Written Assessment (30%)
- Online Quiz, multiple choice (50%)
For textbook details check your university's handbook, website or learning management system (LMS).