EEH404 - Health: a Family and Community Focus


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

From 2024

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong) 

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125



Students must be enrolled in course E377

Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3-hour seminar per week for 7-weeks


This unit builds disciplinary expertise in health and offers an approach to health education that focuses on the role of families and communities. Building both can have a positive impact on the school community. Students will define family in the 21st Century and be taken through a life span approach to family and community health. Considerations such as health promotion, Government initiatives, policies and practices, health status and health priorities will help guide this unit. These issues will take a local community to international approach.

The unit will address key health issues across the lifespan (drug use, mental health, Respectful Relationships, heart diseases, motor vehicle accidents, gambling, etc.) and discuss relationships between class, gender, sexuality, location, age, ability, indigeneity and ethnicity, as factors and determinants that influence health and wellbeing.

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