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Unit details

HSH105 - Understanding Families and Health

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD, Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Claire Henderson-Wilson

Corequisite:Desirable to be taking or have completed HBS107
Contact hours:

3 hours - 1 x 1 hour class, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit is designed to introduce students to the study of families, society and health by using an ecological perspective to consider a number of elements of family life. Concepts of 'family' are examined and trends, changes and patterns in family composition and behaviour are reviewed. Examples of elements of family life to be considered include: family diversity, families and work; divorce and repartnering; disability. The role of the family as a setting for public health will be explored within each of the elements of study.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Research activity (equivalent to 500 words) 15%

Assessment task 2: Small group presentation (equivalent to 1500 words) 20%

Assessment task 3: Cloud (online) test (20 questions) 20%

Assessment task 4: Essay (1500 words) 45%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$2898$2996

* 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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