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HBS107 - Understanding Health

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Trimester 1: Trish Taylor

Trimester 2: Trish Taylor

Trimester 3: Lisa Hanna





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour class and 1 x 1.5 hour seminar per week

Cloud: 1 x 1 hour class (online recording) and 1 x 1.5 hour online seminar per week


This interdisciplinary unit examines a determinants approach to health and wellbeing, including: the complex range of interactions that influence the health of individuals and populations; the determinants of selected health issues in urban and rural Australia, as well as in global contexts, and explores a range of models and approaches and their impact on health outcomes.

Topics include: The concepts of health, the social determinants of health, health systems, the biological and environmental determinants, health promotion, indigenous health, settings for health, marginalised populations and global health.


Assessment task 1: Academic Integrity (200 words) and A Health Plan Review (1400 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Group oral presentation: Health profile of a population group (15 minutes 1400 words) 35%

Assessment task 3: Self-awareness audit and reflection (1000 words) 25%

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