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HBS107 - Understanding Health

Unit details

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Enrolment modes:(B, CBD, G, W, X)
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:C Henderson-Wilson (B)
Contact hours: 2.5 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1.5 hour tutorial per week) or 6 hours private study for off campus students


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This interdisciplinary unit examines the diversity of media and other images of health and meanings attributed to health; 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: contemporary understandings of health; social, environmental and biological determinants of health; global perspectives and emerging trends; measuring health; the history of public health and health promotion; population health approaches; frameworks for health promotion action; the role of evidence in public health; illicit drugs and alcohol; social exclusion and healthy ageing; mental health; and indigenous health.



Readings review (500 words) 15%, assignment (1500 words) 35%, examination (2 hours) 50%

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