PERSPECTIVES OF HEALTH AND WELLBEING

PHE1PHW

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will study the history of health and illness from an international perspective. Through inquiries, literature analysis and group work, you will compare national and international health system responses to health issues. You will consider the social, environmental and biological basis for disease, and look at holistic public health models for minimising disease and illness, and promoting health and wellbeing across populations. The role of evidence in developing an understanding of health and illness, how evidence is generated, and how it translates into policy and forms the basis of health practices, underpins the subject. Your learning in this subject will be assessed through reports on literature, a group presentation and a written assignment.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLindsay Carey

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHealth, Illness and Wellbeing: Perspectives and Social DeterminantsRecommendedLiamputong, Fanany, & Verrinder (eds)OUP (MELBOURNE)

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand how individual and population health is influenced by social, cultural, environmental and biological factors.

Activities:
Speaking/presentation, of a chosen 'health and wellbeing' topic to peers, summarising and critiquing biological, environmental, social and cultural factors relating to the chosen topic, plus present possible ideas, solutions or recommendations to address issues discovered.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork

02. Use evidence to conduct systematic inquiries for understanding health and illness.

Activities:
Writing/summarising of literature and critique. Literature search, and critical reading of literature, which is required to complete writing of literature review.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork

03. Critically analyse issues of health, health interventions and disease, and communicate findings and arguments through writing and speaking.

Activities:
In-class oral social media presentation to students/peers with regard to chosen health-related topic. Written essay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork

04. Apply theories of health, illness and public health strategies to develop interventions that improve population health.

Activities:
In-class oral social media presentation to students/peers with regard to chosen health-related topic. Written essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork

05. Apply theories of health, illness and public health strategies to develop interventions that improve population health.

Activities:
Group work to discuss theories of health applicable to a chosen topic. Group work to consider solutions and possible range of interventions relating to a chosen topic towards developing an in-class oral social media presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork

06. Collaborate with others to collectively and critically assess health care issues to generate and present an argument and strategy for health care practice and policy.

Activities:
Group work to discuss current policy and practice applicable to a chosen health-related topic. Group work to consider arguments to form the basis of future health care practice and policy.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLindsay Carey

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,000-word individual reading review.40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 1,500-word individual essay40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One group social media presentation (1,000 words per student).20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06