Introduction to Health Professional Studies II

Course code EPHLTH161Units 10English Language & Foundation Studies Centre

EPHLTH161 Introduction to Health Professional Studies II expands on the concepts developed in Health Studies I and aims at providing students with basic biological and social science understanding relevant to subsequent training in a health professional field. The course investigates human biology, introductory pathobiology, human anatomy/physiology, biochemistry and the Health system and role of the Health professional.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesStudents will:
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. gain an understanding of the role of the health professional in society and the varying careers available within the field.
4. develop a competence in academic and communication skills involving appropriate technologies and styles.
Content1. 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. The health system and the roles of the various types of health professionals including comparative studies with other systems.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassIn-class tests
Examination: FormalDuring University's exam period
Other: (please specify)Student Own Learning Tasks (SOLT)
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 4 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EPHLTH161