SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH

PHE101

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will examine the ways health, well-being and illness are experienced, understood, and responded to by people as social beings who participate in various groups, organisations, communities, and societies. Critical factors such as education, social class, gender, and ethnicity and culture will be explored to examine how social practices, positions, and processes influence access to and use of resources supportive of health and well-being. Theories and frameworks will be examined and assessed so that students can develop an ability  to become aware of and interpret various life concerns both personally and professionally and gain a more nuanced awareness of the dynamics operating between the personal and public domains.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMelissa Buultjens

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in one of: HBFN, HBFNX, HOUA.

Co-requisites None

Incompatible subjects PHE1SDH

Equivalent subjects None

Special conditions This subject is offered via Open Universities Australia. La Trobe University students can undertake this subject as part of a cross institutional enrolment under certain circumstances, and must seek approval from the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Course Coordinator for eligibility. Due to the nature of the subject content and online delivery, enrolments are generally not permitted past the published OUA enrolment date for the study period.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHealth, Illness and WellbeingPrescribedLiamputtong, P.,Fanany, R.and Verrinder, G. (2012)OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, MELBOURNE
ReadingsHealth as a social experienceRecommendedFanany, R and Fanany, D (2012)PALGRAVE MACMILLAN AUSTRALIA
ReadingsThe sociological quest: An introduction to the study of social lifeRecommendedWillis, E. (2011)ALLEN & UNWIN

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain common beliefs about health and illness to suggest and discuss the basis of these beliefs and why they persist;

Activities:
Online resource materials and workshops or alternative online equivalent activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

02. Examine how social and cultural factors shape and determine people's experience of health and illness in different parts of the world;

Activities:
Online resource materials and workshops or alternative online equivalent activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

03. Compare health and illness outcomes experienced by groups from different social and cultural contexts and explain why differences occur;

Activities:
Online resource materials and workshops or alternative online equivalent activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

04. Discuss the interactions between health and illness, social perceptions of disease, culture and other societal structures and institutions; and

Activities:
Online resource materials and workshops or alternative online equivalent activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

05. Research and use different types of data and information to understand and explain health and illness issues within a diverse social and cultural context.

Activities:
Online resource materials and workshops or alternative online equivalent activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2018, OUA Study Period 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Buultjens

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 09 - 21
One 2.0 hours scheduled online class per week from week 09 to week 21 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Speaking Task (1000 word equivalent)15 02, 03, 04, 05
Group Report (2000 word equivalent; individual 500 word equivalent)20 01, 02
Individual Essay (1500 word equivalent)35 02, 03, 04, 05
3 X Online Quizzes, 20 minutes each (1000 word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04

Online, 2018, OUA Study Period 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Buultjens

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 35 - 47
One 2.0 hours scheduled online class per week from week 35 to week 47 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Speaking Task (1000 word equivalent)15 02, 03, 04, 05
Group Report (2000 word equivalent; individual 500 word equivalent)20 01, 02
Individual Essay (1500 word equivalent)35 02, 03, 04, 05
3 X Online Quizzes, 20 minutes each (1000 word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04