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HSH105 - Understanding Families and Health

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

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

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

Elyse Warner



Corequisite:Desirable to be taking or have completed HBS107
Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour class and 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery

This is the first unit in the Family, Society and Health major sequence in H300 Bachelor of Health Sciences (unit set code MJ-H000002)


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 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%

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