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HBS107 - Understanding Health

Unit details

Year2015 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: Shane McIver

Trimester 2: Shane McIver

Trimester 3: Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli





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: 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 task 1: Readings review (800 words) 20%
Assessment task 2: Assignment (1200 words) 30%
Assessment task 3: 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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