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In this unit , students will be involved in teams to explore the contribution Voluntary Organisations in the West make to raising key public health issues. Focusing the challenge around voluntary organisations the students will gain important insight into how these organizations work to raise awareness of key public health Issues in the western region and support social change which is required to address the key determinants of good health. Students will be required to investigate, synthesise and contextualise their learning from previous and concurrent units in body structure and function, notions of health and wellness, patterns of disease, the health care system, the health workforce and the collection and evaluation of evidence.   

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Relate Voluntary Organisations priorities to the western region of Melbourne;  
  2. Identify, propose and justify strategies for investigating the take-up of priorities;  
  3. Produce and present a case study (individual or community) which encapsulates the progress of Voluntary Organisations priorities in the western region of Melbourne; and  
  4. Identify and demonstrate in structured situations the skills required to work collaboratively to maximise team outputs.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Journal Journal Summary (Individual - 500 words) 20%
Project Project Proposal (Team - 750 words each) 30%
Report Written Report (Team - 1000 words each) 40%
Presentation Team Project Presentation 10%

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