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HS5601 - Health and Community Integration

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Academy Division

Available to students enrolled in the Grad Cert in Rural and Remote Paramedic Practice.

This subject consists of 3 modues. Aboriginal Health: The burden and determinants of disease. Primary Health care roles. Programs at community and practice level. Information systems. Responding to Indigenous health policy. Planning and evaluation. Screening and reporting. Risk evaluation. The contribution of poor Aboriginal health data. Ethical research and consent. Health Promotion Practice: What is health promotion? National health priority areas. Applying knowledge of social determinants of health to clinical managment. Implementation of health promotion and disease prevention in health practice. Information systems. PHC team roles in health promotion. Planning and evaluating a health promotion activity. Infectious Disease: Examine a range of cases requiring population health approaches. Determinants. Sources of population health data. The burden of infectious diseases. risk assessment. Outbreak responses by PHC providers. Epidemic potential and herd immunity.

Learning Outcomes

  • * Be able to apply relevent population health policy and strategies. * Access information on social determinants of health relevant to primary health care * Collect relevant data at prctice and broader level * Educate individuals, families and communities about determinants of health, prevention and health promotion activity and accessing support services * Be familiar with relevant national policies and their relevance to practice * Be aware of population health issues unique to Aboriginal health.

Subject Assessment

    Special Assessment Requirements

    Community Health Needs assessment of the students community (to a prescribed template) and critical analysis of results.


    Mount Isa, Study Period 1, External
    Census Date 23-Mar-2023
    Workload expectations:

    The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

    • 90 hours was Other - Online course modules
    • assessment and self-directed study
    Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

    Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.