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HBS107 - Understanding Health

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Enrolment modes:(B, CBD, G, W, X)
Credit point(s):1

Trimester 1 (B, CBD, G, W, X), Trimester 2 (B), Trimester 3 (X, CBD)

EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Trimester 1: S McIver (B)

Trimester 2: S McIver (B)

Trimester 3: M Pallotta-Chiarolli (B)

Contact hours:

2.5 hours (1 x 1 hour seminar and 1 x 1.5 hour tutorial per week) or 6 hours private study for off campus students

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


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, biological, natural environments and employment and education as determinants of health; understanding health research; indigenous health; the evolution of health promotion;  illicit drugs and alcohol; social exclusion and healthy ageing; mental health.



Readings review (800 words) 20%, assignment (1200 words) 30%, examination (2 hours) 50%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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