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EEH404 - Health: a Family and Community Focus

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:C Stonehouse



Students must be enrolled in course 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.


Assessment 1: Family Health Report Card, 1600 words, 40%

Assessment 2: Health promotion campaign funding submission and presentation – Group task, (2800 words equivalent per member), 60%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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