HSH105 - Understanding Families and Health


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125



Desirable to be taking or have completed HBS107

Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Online independent and collaborative learning activities and 1 x 2 hour on-campus seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities and 1 x 2 hour online seminar per week


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.

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