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EEH404 - Health: a Family and Community Focus

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Offering information:

From 2019 this unit will be offered in Trimester 1 only

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Claire Stonehouse




Must be enrolled in E377

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour Seminar per week for 7 weeks


Topics to be addressed in this unit include:

  • A life span approach to family and health
  • Different models of family, kinship and community
  • Understanding health implications for understanding health promotion approaches
  • Key health issues and priorities across the lifespan (tobacco use, depression, suicide, alcohol abuse, gender and violence, diabetes, heart diseases, motor vehicle accidents etc.)
  • Relationships between class, gender, sexuality, location, age, ability, indigeneity, ethnicity, etc., and health outcomes
  • Understanding the determinants of health
  • The role of government in health provision, promotion and disease prevention at different stages of the lifespan
  • Australia’s policies and practices – how do they compare with other developed and developing countries?
  • Changing our health status –key strategies in health promotion


Family Health Report Card, Individual task, 1200 words, 30%

Four weekly reflection tasks, individual task, 800 words, 20%

Case study report on a health issue that impacts family and community, group task 2000 words per student, 50%

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