Introduction to Health Professional Studies I
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
EPHLTH160 Introduction to Health Professional Studies I introduces students to basic scientific and health professional principles involving the Australian environment and culture. The course investigates and teaches the students about the maintenance of human health, incorporating learning of the human body system and investigates the social, cultural and political environment for professional practice in the health discipline.
1. develop basic understanding of the biological and social sciences relevant to subsequent training in a health profession.
2. be given opportunity to develop critical reasoning and independent learning skills.
3. be introduced to knowledge of Australian society and individuals as the basis for professional practice in the health professions.
4. gain an understanding of the role of the health professional in society and the varying careers available within the field.
5. develop a competence in academic and communication skills involving appropriate technologies and styles.
1. Human biology and introductory pathobiology; normal structure and function (human anatomy, physiology and biochemistry) and reactions to stressors.
2. Problem solving strategies including problem identification, resource accession and critical analysis.
3. Australian society and individuals in society; the social, cultural and political environment for professional practice in Australia.
4. The health system and the roles of the various types of health professionals including comparative studies with other systems.
Modes of Delivery
Problem Based Learning
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
Tutorial: for 4 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks