Course level



Health & Behavioural Sciences


Health & Behavioural Sciences




One Semester

Class contact

2L 2T


Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences undergraduate programs only

Assessment methods

Reflection and short answer, Report, Short Answer Essay, Weekly Learning Summaries

Course coordinator

Dr Norman Ng

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2019 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

Professions, People and Healthcare is a core course for students in the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences (HaBS), as well as those with an interest in working in the Australian health and behavioural sciences sectors.

The philosophy of this 'common course' is for first year HaBS students to be provided with a foundational learning experience that is focussed on perspectives on health, our health system within a global context, healthcare practices and services that are person-centred and collaborative, and health trends and priorities. Each week, students will have the opportunity to work together in multiprofessional tutorials which will expose them to different perspectives on the course content. The multidisciplinary approach to the course delivery also aims to give students a beginning understanding of the range of roles within Australia's health system and how they contribute to the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. Students will have an enhanced capacity to navigate the health landscape of the future and be better equipped for future roles in increasingly complex and changing workplaces, especially those that are multi- and interprofessional.

HLTH1000 is offered using a 'flipped format'. Students will independently engage with online learning resources while having authentic learning experiences with peers and teaching staff in weekly tutorials. Students will have more flexibility to learn but it is expected that the associated workload is similar to a traditional course.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile