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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

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

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

Content

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

Assessment task 1: Media analysis (800 words) 20%

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

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Unit Fee Information

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