HLTH101-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Introduction to Health Studies

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021

Description

Social, economic, cultural, environmental and psychological factors affect the health of people living in Aotearoa New Zealand. In this course, students develop strategies for gathering information about causes of ill health, investigate effects of ill health, and evaluate the effectiveness of health-related policies and interventions. During the second part of the course expert guest lecturers introduce their research on mental well-being, adolescent health, and problematic substance use. Students use local and international research to investigate a health problem and present that research in a well-structured, well-referenced report.

Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the course will understand:
 health determinants including social, economic and political determinants
 health inequalities in Aotearoa New Zealand, and current measures to address them;
 ways in which we can measure health;
 which strategies work best for promoting health, and why;
 the use and evaluation of health policies in Aotearoa New Zealand.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 13:00 E5 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Rehua 008 Computer Lab
22 Feb - 28 Mar
02 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 James Logie 214-Language Lab
22 Feb - 4 Apr
03 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Rehua 008 Computer Lab (25/2-4/3, 18/3-1/4)
Jack Erskine 010 Computer Lab (11/3)
22 Feb - 4 Apr
04 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 212 Computer Lab (25/2-4/3, 18/3-25/3)
Jack Erskine 010 Computer Lab (11/3)
Jack Erskine 248 Computer Lab (1/4)
22 Feb - 4 Apr
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 James Logie 105
26 Apr - 6 Jun
02 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 456
26 Apr - 6 Jun
03 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 James Logie 105
26 Apr - 6 Jun
04 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 121
26 Apr - 6 Jun

Course Coordinator

Carolyn Mason

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Attendance 5% 10 sessions
Research and Citation Quiz 5% Short online quiz
Essay 25% 1500 words
Report 35% 2000 words
Examination 30% Take home test

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $910.00

International fee $4,438.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts.

All HLTH101 Occurrences

  • HLTH101-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021
  • HLTH101-21S1 (D) Semester One 2021 (Distance)