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HBS107 - Understanding Health

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: Shane McIver

Trimester 2: Shane McIver

Trimester 3: Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli

Contact hours:

2.5 hours - 1 x 1 hour class and 1 x 1.5 hour seminar per week - or 6 hours private study for cloud (online) students

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

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: contemporary understandings of health; social, biological, natural environments and employment as determinants of health; understanding health research; indigenous health; the evolution of health promotion; social exclusion and global perspectives on health and healing.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Readings review (800 words) 20%

Assessment task 2: Assignment (1200 words) 30%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

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