Subjects

Science, Technology and the Environment

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Design Thinking 1 (CP1403)

Location: Townsville; Cairns; Online | Availability: Trimester 3

This subject provides students with the design process, interpretation, ideation, experimentation, evolution of design solutions, design formulation and design thinking. Students will develop essential design skills of creating, generating, iterating, communicating and consolidating. Collaboratively students will work together in teams to design, iterate, implement and validate computing solutions.

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CP1403

Design Thinking 1

Through projects, students will develop problem-solving skills, communication skills, presentation skills, project management skills and also build creative systems for a range of applications.

Students will learn basic approaches to creative group problem-solving working in teams in the form of a "sprint" event.

The Sprint (held sometime in October 2023), which is a mandatory part of the subject, is a two-day event where students will collectively analyse a problem then design and partially implement a practical solution.

This subject can also be applied to Bachelor of Engineering course. Credit will be applied for EG1002.

Courses

Bachelor of Information Technology

Townsville

14 hours practicals

32 x hours combined lectures, practicals and activities

Cairns

14 hours practicals

32 x hours combined lectures, practicals and activities

Online

14 hours practicals

32 x hours combined lectures, practicals and activities

Year 10 English10 per location

Evolution of the Earth (EA1110)

Location: Townsville; Cairns | Availability: Semester 2

Have you ever wondered how mountains are made? Or why volcanoes erupt? Or why the oceans are so vast? In EA1110 we show you how to figure out the answers to all the questions you’ve ever had about planet Earth. We embark on a geological tour of Earth and explore how it formed within the solar system, and the processes that occurred within our planet that shaped it over billions of years. We begin by learning to read minerals and rocks, and then apply that to understanding volcanoes, mountains, tectonic processes and the rocks and landforms we see every day.

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EA1110

Evolution of the Earth

In this subject, students will learn to apply knowledge of the Earth functions as a dynamic system; describe the physical and chemical evolution of the Earth and identify rock-forming minerals, igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks and metamorphic rocks.

The subject includes 6hrs of fieldwork where students will apply their learning to a local area. Townsville students can choose fieldtrips on either the 8th or 9th October to attend. Cairns students will attend two three hour fieldtrips on 22nd September and 6th October.

Courses

Bachelor of Geology

Bachelor of Marine Science

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management

Townsville

26 x hours lectures

13 x hours tutorials

(optional)

30 x hours practicals

6 x hours

fieldwork

Cairns

26 x hours lectures

13 x hours tutorials

(optional)

30 x hours practicals

6 x hours

fieldwork

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Year 10 English10 per location

Introductory Machine Learning and Data Science (CP1407)

Location: Townsville; Cairns; Online | Availability: Trimester 2

This subject will introduce students to this rapidly growing field of data science and equip them with some of its basic principles and tools as well as its general mindset. Students will learn concepts, techniques and tools they need to deal with various facets of data science practice, including data collection and integration, exploratory data analysis, utilising various machine learning algorithms for predictive modelling and descriptive modelling, as well as, data product creation and evaluation.

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CP1407

Introductory Machine Learning and Data Science

Students in this subject will be able to describe what data science is and the skill sets needed to be a data scientist, describe the data science process and how its components interact, explain in basic terms what Machine Learning means and its significance in data science, identify differences in various machine learning algorithms, principles and application purposes of each algorithm, apply basic tools to carry out data analysis using exemplar machine learning algorithms.

Courses

Bachelor of Information Technology

Townsville

50 hours combined lectures, practicals and activities

Cairns

50 hours combined lectures, practicals and activities

Online

50 hours combined lectures, practicals and activities

Year 10 English10 per location

Introductory Marine Science (MB1110)

Location: Townsville | Availability: Semester 2

This subject is an introduction to the study of tropical marine science as an interdisciplinary topic. Current areas of interest and opportunity in the fields of marine biology, chemistry, geology and physics will be covered.

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MB1110

Introductory Marine Science

The subject will provide basic knowledge of: the range of organisms, both plant and animal, in the sea; fundamentals of chemical oceanography; structure of ocean basins, marine sediments; fundamentals of water movement, tides and currents. As well as the practical laboratory study of: living marine organisms; chemical measurements of pollutants and metabolites; interpretation of geological strata and sediments; water circulation and surface waves.

Courses

Bachelor of Marine Science

Townsville

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Year 10 Science and Year 10 English20

Problem-Solving and Programming 1 (CP1401)

Location: Townsville; Cairns; Online | Availability: Trimester 1

In this subject, students will learn problem-solving and coding skills to develop solutions to IT-related problems. Students will apply problem-solving techniques including decomposition, flowcharts and algorithm design. Basic programming using Python will be introduced including the use of selection, repetition and functions. This subject forms a foundation for further programming subjects.

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CP1401

Problem-Solving and Programming 1

Students in this subject will be able to apply problem-solving techniques to develop algorithms in the IT context and apply basic programming concepts to develop solutions.

Courses

Bachelor of Information Technology

Townsville

50 hours combined lectures, tutorials/workshops

Cairns

50 hours combined lectures, tutorials/workshops

Online

50 hours combined lectures, tutorials/workshops

Year 10 English10 per location

Web Design and Development (CP1406)

Location: Townsville; Cairns; Online | Availability: Trimester 1

This subject is an introduction to Web design and development using modern, standards-driven practices and user-centred design principles. Students will explore how the Web works, considering both good and bad design and the need for following standards and best practices. Students will learn to use client-side technologies including HTML, CSS and JavaScript to develop interactive websites.

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CP1406

Web Design and Development

Students in this subject will be able to apply user-centred design principles and methods, demonstrate best practices in creating standards- based websites and apply HTML, CSS and JavaScript to develop interactive websites.

Courses

Bachelor of Information Technology

Townsville

50 hours combined lectures, practicals and lecture directed activities

Cairns

50 hours combined lectures, practicals and lecture directed activities

Online

50 hours combined lectures, practicals and lecture directed activities

Year 10 English10 per location

Business, leadership and law

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Business Law (BU1112)

Location: Townsville; Cairns; Online | Availability: Trimester 3

The subject outlines the nature of law and its sources both nationally and internationally. The Australian legal framework is considered and the different courts within the system are introduced together with other dispute resolution options. The subject focuses on law in the context of business with special reference to contracts, torts, trade practices regulation, contract and consumer protection, property and intellectual property.

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BU1112

Business Law

Students enrolled in this subject will examine and describe the Australian legal system and sources of law, demonstrate an understanding of the core principles of the law of torts, and examine and describe the legal considerations and requirements associated with starting a business.

Courses

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Business

Townsville

2 hour x weekly lecture

1 hour x tutorial (starting week 2)

Cairns

2 hour x weekly lecture

1 hour x tutorial (starting week 2)

Online

130 hours

Year 10 English10  per location

Contemporary Practice: The New Lawyer (LA1107)

Location: Townsville; Cairns; Online | Availability: Trimester 2

This subject will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the role of lawyers in current-day practice together with an introduction to the wide range of attributes and skills, which lawyers need to acquire so as to represent their clients effectively and professionally. This subject will focus on the non-adversarial methods of dispute resolution. It will also focus on putting students in a position where they can develop the necessary interpersonal and communication proficiencies that lawyers require to represent their clients competently. Areas that will be explored include emotional intelligence and the philosophy of law and justice. Further topics comprise the diversity of the roles that lawyers can undertake, including their pivotal function in the area of dispute resolution, and the development of the basic skills and attributes needed by lawyers in contemporary practice.

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LA1107

Contemporary Practice: The New Lawyer

Student enrolled in this subject will explain the role of the lawyer and the practical skills required by a lawyer in a contemporary legal practice; present oral and written communications appropriate to a legal context; apply critical reflection to a client interview context; identify and apply the principles underpinning emotional intelligence, the philosophy of the law and the concept of privilege and identify and apply the principles of dispute resolution and the various dispute resolution processes.

Courses

Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Business - Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws

Townsville

26 hours workshops

13 Hours tutorials

Cairns

26 hours workshops

13 Hours tutorials

Online

26 hours of online activities

13 hours of online tutorials

Nil 10 per location

Human Rights Law (LA1027)

Location: Townsville; Cairns; Online | Availability: Trimester 3

Students will study the origin of human rights, the International Bill of Rights, the universality of human rights, the argument for cultural relativism and the international monitoring and enforcement of human rights. In addition, the subject will examine the influence of international human rights instruments on domestic law, the operation of domestic anti-discrimination legislation and human rights. The assessment is designed to encourage students to develop their statutory interpretation skills, their legal research skills and their writing skills.

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LA1027

Human Rights Law

Students enrolled in this subject will be able to identify and explain the roles of the relevant international human rights bodies, explain and analyse human rights law, Social and Cultural Rights, conduct legal research of domestic and international materials and apply statutory interpretation principles to international and domestic human rights instruments.

Courses

Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Business - Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws

Townsville

26 hours lectures

13 hours workshops

Cairns

26 hours lectures

13 hours workshops

Online

39 hours online collaboration sessions (lectures/tutorials)

Year 10 English10 per location

Introduction to Management Concepts and Application (BU1104)

Location: Townsville; Cairns; Online | Availability: Trimester 1

Explore management concepts and how they are applied to small and medium business in both urban and regional environments. Cover topics including sustainability, changing environments, cultural differences, decision making, social responsibility, ethics, leadership, planning, delegation and empowerment, motivation and recruitment.

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BU1104

Introduction to Management Concepts and Application

Practical emphasis is placed on the fundamental management building blocks of: plan, organise, lead and control, which are critical to starting, growing and maintaining a successful business.

Courses

Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science

Bachelor of Business - Bachelor of Psychological Science

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Business - Bachelor of Laws

Townsville

Cairns

Online

Year 10 English20

Legal Institutions and Processes (LA1101)

Location: Townsville; Cairns; Online | Availability: Trimester 1

This subject explores the foundations of the Australian legal system including the processes by which Australian law is made and its implication in the colonization of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. It introduces the key institutions and principles of public law that support government in Australia, including the relationship between the three arms of government, the operation of the federation, and the limits on government power.

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LA1101

Legal Institutions and Processes

Students will be introduced to foundational principles of statutory interpretation involving a range of public law issues.

Courses

Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Business - Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws

Townsville

Cairns

Online

Year 10 English20

Legal Research, Writing and Analysis (LA1102)

Location: Townsville; Cairns; Online | Availability: Trimester 1

This subject explores thinking, reading, researching and writing with the law and legal materials. It introduces students to the two core sources of law - case law and legislation - and their interrelationship, as well as related topics such as court hierarchies, the doctrine of precedent, and statutory interpretation. The subject develops legal, ethical and technological literacy and provides a range of skills and knowledge required for legal writing, research and problem solving.

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LA1102

Legal Research, Writing and Analysis

This subject explores thinking, reading, researching and writing with the law and legal materials. It introduces students to the two core sources of law - case law and legislation - and their interrelationship, as well as related topics such as court hierarchies, the doctrine of precedent, and statutory interpretation.

Courses

Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Business - Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws

Townsville

26 hours of lectures

13 hours of workshops

Cairns

26 hours of lectures

13 hours of workshops

Online

39 hours online collaboration sessions (lectures/tutorials)

Year 10 English 20

Marketing Matters (BU1108)

Location: Townsville; Cairns; Online | Availability: Trimester 2

Are you convinced that the product or service you wish to sell has value or are you convinced that your idea can contribute to societal change? Do you know your audience? Knowing, effectively communicating and evaluating past engagement with your audience are three critical steps towards successful marketing strategy. These three fundamental questions are raised and answered in Marketing Matters.

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BU1108

Marketing Matters

Marketing theory and practice are addressed in an engaging, interactive and industry relevant way (yes, we know our audience!). From robotics, AI, IT and science and health communication to sales and services marketing, this subject is highly recommended for students who wish to market themselves, their products or their ideas.

Courses

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Business

Townsville

Cairns

Online

Year 10 English20

Public International Law (LA1022)

Location: Townsville; Cairns; Online | Availability: Trimester 3

International law has evolved in response to the need for world order. The principle focus of the United Nations is to maintain peace. To that end international law restricts the use of force, defines access rights to resources (particularly in the global commons) and provides for the peacefully settling of disputes. Where peace cannot be maintained international law regulates the use of force and establishes criminal responsibility for those who commit crimes. The assessment is designed to encourage students to develop their legal research skills and their writing skills.

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LA1022

Public International Law

Students studying this subject will identify and explain the historical development of International Law; analyse past and current themes in Human Rights Law and Refugee Law; explain and critique the development of Environmental Law and the Law of the Sea and conduct legal research of domestic and international materials.

Courses

Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Business - Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws

Townsville

26 hours Lectures

13 Hours Workshops (online)

Cairns

26 hours Lectures

13 Hours Workshops (online)

Online

39 Hours collaborative sessions – online lectures/tutorials

Year 10 English10 per location

Education

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Education Perspectives and Practice (ED1401)

Location: Townsville; Cairns; Online | Availability: Semester 2

The subject is an orientation to teaching as a profession. It inducts pre-service teachers into the habit of professional practice to draw on research, experience and policy as resources to inform curricular, pedagogical, and ethical decision-making processes.

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ED1401

Education Perspectives and Practice

Students in this subject will demonstrate awareness of key legislative, administrative and organisational policies and processes required for teachers, reflect on the role of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers for identifying professional learning needs, and the rationale for and appropriate sources of continued professional development to improve student learning, critically reflect on knowledge as a social and historical construct, to ethically inform productive relationships with students, families and communities, and broaden teachers' professional knowledge and practice.

They will also be able to demonstrate an inquiry approach to developing professional knowledge informed by social theories, research and policies on issues in education and set learning goals and plan a lesson that provides achievable challenges for students of varying abilities and characteristics, including diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Courses

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Townsville

15 hours workshops

10 hours online activity

Cairns

15 hours workshops

10 hours online activity

15 hours workshops

10 hours online activity

 

10 per location


Educational Psychology: Learners and Learning (ED1481)

Location: Online | Availability: Semester 1

This subject explores children's growth and development from birth to the age of 18. Students will encounter physical, cognitive, moral, psychosocial and emotional domains of human development and reflect on the complex interactions between them.

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ED1481

Educational Psychology: Learners and Learning

Students will briefly examine the theoretical models and critically apply the most empirically established models explaining human development and behaviour to authentic problem-based scenarios. Students will examine current research and a basic understanding of intelligence, motivation, cultural and learning diversity and recent neuroscience findings related to development. In order to interpret course concepts critically, they will engage in and reflect on constructivist, behaviourist and humanistic approaches to learning and teaching.

Courses

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

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Online

Year 10 English20

Science and Sustainability in Education (ED1411)

Location: Townsville; Cairns; Online | Availability: Semester 2

This subject provides early childhood (ECE) and primary education students with foundational scientific knowledge and understanding as well as awareness of scientific inquiry and environmental and social decision-making and policy processes.  The professional learning in this subject prepares students to advance their curriculum studies in the learning areas of Science, and Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS).

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ED1411

Science and Sustainability in Education

Students in this subject will develop evidence-informed values and positions relating to sustainability through active citizenship, critical and systemic thinking, and reflection, explore how the design and implementation of engaging and intellectually challenging learning experiences promotes the development of scientific literacy and recall, apply and communicate concepts and procedures of science and sustainability through multiple modes and genres to local and global contexts and engage with the Early Years Learning Framework and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (Early Childhood preservice teachers) and the F-10 Australian Curriculum.

Courses

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Townsville

12 hours workshops

12 hours online content

Cairns

12 hours workshops

12 hours online content

Online

12 hours online content

12 hours Online Activities

Year 10 English10 per location

Technologies for Primary School (ED1441)

Location: Townsville; Cairns | Availability: Semester 1

This subject provides Primary pre-service teachers with an introduction to Design & Technologies and Digital Technologies, two subjects of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies learning area, and the Digital Literacy General Capability. Pre-service teachers will develop and demonstrate a foundational understanding of the content and processes of Technologies education, including 'thinking in Technologies' (design, systems and computational thinking), coding and robotics. Pre-service teachers will investigate and develop strategies for the safe and ethical use of technology in learning and teaching. They will examine online and digital learning theory and pedagogies through introductory planning experiences that provide primary students with authentic opportunities to create learning solutions.

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ED1441

Technologies for Primary School

Students in this subject will employ a range of teaching strategies and resources for using ICT that expand curriculum learning opportunities and provide authentic opportunities to create solutions, consider sustainable patterns of living and contribute to preferred futures.  Apply the Core Concepts Australian Curriculum: Technologies to support primary children's use of their imagination and creativity when using technologies, apply knowledge of the concepts, substance and structure of the content of Australian Curriculum: Technologies (F-6) for primary children and identify how the Digital Literacy General Capability can be applied to support the safe, responsible and ethical use of ICT in learning and teaching.

Courses

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

TSV

15 hours workshops

10 hours online activities

CNS

15 hours workshops

10 hours online activities

 

Nil

10 per location


Health

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Communication for Nursing and Midwifery (HS1111)

Location: Townsville; Cairns; Online | Availability: Semester 1

This subject introduces students to the process of effective communication while identifying the strengths and weaknesses in differing communication mediums. Students will be challenged to adopt new communication techniques and utilise health informatics systems to enhance interpersonal and professional communication skills.

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HS1111

Communication for Nursing and Midwifery

Students enrolled in this subject will discuss barriers to and facilitators of effective therapeutic and professional communication, demonstrate effective written and interpersonal communication with individuals and groups, identify the goals of effective communication for health professionals and demonstrate the effective use of a variety of communication media and information systems in contemporary healthcare.

Courses

Bachelor of Nursing Science [Pre-Registration]

Bachelor of Nursing Science - Bachelor of Midwifery

Townsville

20 hours tutorials

20 hours online activities

Cairns

20 hours tutorials

20 hours online activities

20 hours specified online content

20 hours online content

Nil 10 total

Exploring Psychology 1 (PY1101)

Location: Townsville | Availability: Trimester 1

This subject provides a general introduction to the theoretical and methodological foundations of psychological science and its applications. Drawing upon contemporary research, the subject will explore the 'how and why' behind mental processes and behaviour. Students will explore these issues in key sub-discipline areas of psychological science such as neurobiology, learning, memory, lifespan development, health, motivation and emotion, and culture.

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PY1101

Exploring Psychology 1

While in this subject, students will learn to consolidate and synthesise knowledge of drivers of mental processes and human behaviour in core areas of psychology, describe the key theories of the major sub-disciplines of psychological science, addressed in the subject and critically appraise the scientific methodological process of psychology.

Students will also reflect upon the ways in which research findings in psychology might be applied to the understanding and solution of human problems in a manner that is reflexive, culturally appropriate and sensitive to the diversity of individuals including but not limited to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Courses

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Bachelor of Business – Bachelor of Psychological Science

TSV

22 hours lectures

12 hours tutorials

3 hours online activities

Nil

10


Exploring Psychology 2 (PY1102)

Location: Townsville | Availability: Trimester 2

Psychological science explores the 'how and why' behind processes and behaviour. This subject provides a systematic introduction to the way in which humans perceive, process, learn, retrieve, respond to and utilise information about their environment. Students are introduced to the pivotal concepts and seminal works in a number of key areas in psychology: sensation and perception, consciousness, personality, thought and language, intelligence, psychological disorders, social cognition, and group processes.

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Places Available

PY1102

Exploring Psychology 2

Students in the subject will develop a preliminary grounding in the intellectual history of the discipline in key areas of psychology, identify the way humans perceive, process, learn, retrieve, respond to and utilise information about their environment and compare the methods of psychological science and their application in relation to mental processes and behaviour.

Courses

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Bachelor of Business – Bachelor of Psychological Science

TSV

  • 22   Hours Lectures
  • 12   Hours Tutorials
  • 3   hours online activity
  • 1   hour online seminar

Nil

10 places


Health and Healthcare in Australia (HS1401)

Location: Online | Availability: Semester 2

This subject introduces students to the broad concepts surrounding demographic characteristics of the Australian population; location, age, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status and education. Further comparison will be made between rural, remote and metropolitan localities and how these factors influence health service delivery throughout these areas. Methods for accessing health and demographic data will also be introduced as well as the interpretation of this data. This subject will conclude by exploring the future of health care in Australia and how this will impact the practice of health professionals.

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Online

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HS1401

Health and Healthcare in Australia

In this subject, students will compare the health of Australians across tropical, rural/ remote and metropolitan settings, describe and compare the demographic characteristics of the Australian population and the epidemiological patterns of the Australian population using statistical agencies and other data sources.  They will also discuss the sociological factors that influence health outcomes in tropical, rural/ remote and metropolitan settings, the future of health care in Australia and consider the role of health care practitioners and identify the fundamental aspects of the Australian health care system.

Courses

Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

  • 13 hours Tutorials
  • 13 hours online activity
  • 9 hours online tutorials
 

10 total

     

Lifespan Development for Health A (HS1003)

Location: Townsville | Availability: Semester 2

Be introduced to the concept of lifespan development. Physical, cognitive and psychosocial development are examined in relation to major theorists and stages of human development from birth through to death. Socio-cultural aspects in relation to multiculturalism and health and well-being are explored.

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HS1003

Lifespan Development for Health A

Major topics will include: biological beginnings, infancy, early childhood, middle and late childhood, adolescence, early adulthood, middle and late adulthood, and end-of-life.

Courses

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

Townsville

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-

Year 10 Science, Year 10 General or Advanced Maths and Year 10 English20

Physical Activity for Health (SP1011)

Location: Townsville | Availability: Semester 1

This subject will explore the relationships between physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health. Students will examine the prevalence of chronic disease in Australia and the impact of physical activity on health and development.

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SP1011

Physical Activity for Health

Students will apply population level health recommendations for physical activity to the general population and to populations at risk of participating in insufficient levels of physical activity.

Courses

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

Townsville

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Year 10 Science and Year 10 English20

Sport and Exercise Nutrition (SP1002)

Location: Townsville | Availability: Semester 2

This course will cover optimal nutrition for exercise performance and health including nutrition categories and values for food, hydration and electrolyte balance, fluid replacement, carbohydrate loading, glycemic index, proteins and fats, vitamins and minerals, public health issues, nutritional supplements, anthropometry and dietary analysis.

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SP1002

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Students who complete this subject will be able to describe and apply the current healthy eating guidelines, describe the role of diet in the development and management of chronic and lifestyle diseases, explain and appraise how dietary intake and body composition can be estimated and evaluated, summarise and present nutrition topics for athletic performance, health or body composition.

Students will get the opportunity to complete hands on practical activities at the JCU Performance Science Hub (located at the home of the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys).

Courses

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

Townsville

1 x 2 hour lecture (online)

1 x 2 hour practical

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Year 10 Science and Year 10 English20

Society and Culture

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Learning about ourselves, the people around us and the cultures in which we live helps us create a better world. These subjects promote a deeper understanding of our world and consider how we can use that knowledge to build stronger, more inclusive and fairer societies.


Australian Society: An Introduction to Sociology (SY1001)

Location: Townsville; Cairns; Online | Availability: Semester 1

This subject introduces ways of sociologically exploring the social world, with a particular focus on the analysis of Australian society in an international context. It involves examining social patterns and structures and how they shape the world in which we live. It also recognises and explores the social experience in the context of social change and global processes. Through examining a range of topics such as family life, work, the media and education, students will develop an understanding of major social and cultural changes taking place in Australia and how these impact on the lives of individuals, groups and communities.

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SY1001

Australian Society: An introduction to Sociology

Students completing this subject will learn to compare and contrast the major theoretical approaches in sociology and apply a reflexive and critically sociological perspective to the world around them.  Students will also analyse social change within key social institutions and discuss the ways in which individuals' lives are socially shaped.

Courses

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Social Work

Townsville

18 hours workshops

13 hours online content

Cairns

18 hours workshops

13 hours online content

18 hours workshops

13 hours online content

Year 10 English10 per location

Deviance, Crime and Society (CY1001)

Location: Online | Availability: Semester 2

This subject provides a critical introduction to deviance, crime and the criminal justice system from a sociological perspective. It begins with an examination of the nature of deviance and crime, and the ways in which deviance and crime are socially constructed. The subject explores why acceptable social behaviour varies over time and in different cultures. It analyses the major institutions and agents used to exercise social control in Australian society. The subject also explores relationships between crime/deviance and social class, gender, ethnicity, and age. Various explanatory sociological theories are examined and applied to an understanding of deviance, crime and social control.

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CY1001

Deviance, Crime and Society

Students in this subject will be able to demonstrate a critical sociological understanding of the social construction of crime and deviance, and major institutions of social control and criminal justice, demonstrate an understanding of the relativity of crime and deviance over time and across different societies and the processes involved in defining deviant and/or criminal behaviours, distinguish between selected social theories as they are applied to the analysis of crime and deviance and social control and critically assess their strengths and weaknesses, apply criminological skills to the analysis of specific policy and program case studies, and formulate independent critical ideas and arguments regarding criminological theory and public policy and identify key figures, schools and central themes in criminology and the sociology of deviance.

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Bachelor of Social Work

Townsville

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Cairns

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18 hours online activities

13 hours online content

Year 10 English10 per location

Foundation French 1 (FR1001)

Location: Online | Availability: Semester 1

This subject assumes no prior knowledge of the language and is therefore intended for students who are beginners or near-beginners in the language. This course is suitable for any student wishing to obtain some second language skills for a future career, as well as for those who are starting a degree in languages. The aim of this course is to achieve a level of proficiency in reading, speaking, listening and writing basic French.

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FR1001

Foundation French 1

Students will be able to demonstrate reading, speaking, writing and listening skills in French at an elementary level (A1 CEFR).  They will also be able to state some knowledge and facts in relation to the Francophone world in the Pacific.

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Bachelor of Arts

Townsville

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Cairns

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18 hours online activities

13 hours online content

Year 10 English10 per location

Human Rights and Social Justice (WS1005)

Location: Townsville; Cairns; Online | Availability: Semester 2

This subject will introduce students to concepts of social justice and human rights through a critical analysis of selected global and domestic issues. In particular students will be asked to critically examine key debates in human rights discourse and the relevance of social justice in the lives of people who experience economic, social and cultural disadvantage. Students will examine the effectiveness of legal responses and social change strategies.

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WS1005

Human Rights and Social Justice

Students in this subject will be able to understand the implications of human rights and social justice for helping professionals, educators and policy makers, identify and critically debate human rights and social justice issues and dilemmas, develop an understanding and critical analysis of the relationship between notions of social justice, human rights, the principles underlying a socially-just society, social policy and the law and explore and apply an understanding of advocacy and activism to contemporary human rights and social justice issues.

Courses

Bachelor of Social Work

Townsville

12 hours workshops

13 hours online activities

Cairns

12 hours workshops

13 hours online activities

12 hours workshops

13 hours online activities

Year 10 English10 per location

Introduction to Creativity and Innovation (NM1810)

Location: Online | Availability: Semester 2

The subject introduces the concepts of creativity and innovation and explores the role that they play in organisations and firms, economies and societies, art institutions and processes. Key themes discussed include the role of creators, creative thinking, creative technology, individual and institutional creative process, creative collaborations, ideas-development, and models of business and social innovation. The role that art, media, computer-mediated arts, image, and design play in social, business and institutional creativity is also introduced.

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NM1810

Introduction to Creativity and Innovation

Students in this subject will be able to discuss introductory creativity and innovation concepts, apply basic creativity problems and processes, investigate key issues discussed in the creativity and innovation literature and explain basic creativity and innovation claims.

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Bachelor of Arts

Townsville

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Cairns

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30 hours online activities

10 hours online content

Year 10 English10 per location

Lifespan Development and Psychology for Social Welfare Practice (WS1007)

Location: Online | Availability: Semester 1

This subject examines major developments in world history from the late nineteenth century through to more contemporary times. With due consideration given to political and economic issues, Modern World History explores the immense social and cultural transformations that characterised the twentieth century.

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WS1007

Lifespan Development and Psychology for Social Welfare Practice

Students in this subject will be able to identify and explain key psychological concepts and theories in relation to social work practice; examine and critically analyse the impact of social- economic status, relationships and environment on the health and wellbeing of individuals, groups and communities; evaluate the ways in which social workers can effectively work with individuals, groups and communities to respond to their human development, behaviour and needs across the lifespan and demonstrate an understanding of psychosocial health and wellbeing across the lifespan in a variety of health and community settings using a modified problem-based approach.

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Bachelor of Social Work

Townsville

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Cairns

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30 hours online contentYear 10 English10 per location

Modern World History (HI1302)

Location: Townsville; Online | Availability: Semester 1

This subject examines major developments in world history from the late nineteenth century through to more contemporary times. With due consideration given to political and economic issues, Modern World History explores the immense social and cultural transformations that characterised the twentieth century.

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HI1302

Modern World History

Students in this subject will be able to demonstrate appropriate analytical skills in research and writing history, specifically world history in the twentieth century; analyse and interpret twentieth-century world history from cultural, social, political or economic perspectives that demonstrate inter- cultural awareness and demonstrate competence in the key branches of historical inquiry and their functions in the study of world history in the twentieth century.

Courses

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Townsville

18 hours workshops

13 hours online content

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18 hours workshops

13 hours online content

Year 10 English10 per location

Telling Tales: Approaches to Narrative (EL1008)

Location: Townsville; Cairns; Online | Availability: Semester 1

This subject introduces students to a range of literary and popular forms of narrative, and methods of analysis relevant to the study of literature, creative writing, and screen media. Story forms such as folk tale, fairy tale, and fable are discussed in comparison with complex narratives in literature, film, game, and television. Approaches to the theoretical concepts of genre, text, and medium complement literary approaches to reading developed throughout this subject.

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EL1008

Telling Tales: Approaches to Narrative

Students will get the opportunity to complete hands on practical activities at the JCU Performance Science Hub (located at the home of the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys). Students in this subject will be able to identify a range of narrative forms as relevant to the study of literature, creative writing, and screen media, as well as, recognise the specific properties of narrative, genre, and medium, and apply appropriate methods of textual analysis to them.  Students will also integrate knowledge of the diversity of cultures and peoples in the context of narrative and textual analysis and demonstrate skills in critical and creative thinking, oral and written expression, and basic research.

Courses

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Townsville

18 hours workshops

13 hours online content

Cairns

18 hours workshops

13 hours online content

External

18 hours workshops

13 hours online content

Year 10 English10 per location