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HBS107 - Understanding Health

Unit details

Year2017 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 Ritchie

Trimester 2: Trish Ritchie

Trimester 3: Jan Moore





Incompatible with:


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


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: Media analysis (800 words) 20%

Assessment task 2: Health plan review (1200 words) 30%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

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