HBS107 - Understanding Health
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Trimester 1: Trish Ritchie
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%
Understanding Health 4th Edition by Helen Keleher & Colin MacDougall