SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH

PHE1SDH

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

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, 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-ordinatorMofi Islam

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PHE101

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is available as an elective option for students University-wide, depending upon quotas. Priority enrolment is given to Core First Year Health Science students for which this subject is core. However, quotas for allowing extra enrolments have been set for this subject and site as an elective option. For approval and information on quotas, please contact the Subject Coordinator or Core First Year Coordinator or Deputy Core First Year Coordinator. Following is a list of course codes for which this subject is core: HBES, HBESB, HBHSB, HBHS, HDHSB, HBHN, HBNPRW, RBN, HBN, HBNM, HBNUP, HBPHPB, HZHCAU, HZHCCA, HZHSDP, HZNDP, HZESPB, HZHHIM, HZMCHM, HZHSB, HZHSID, HZNM, HZNMD, HZHSOT, HZHSOW, HZHSOB, HZHSOM, HZHSOS, HZHOT, HZHOTW, HZHOTB, HZHOTM, HZHOTS, HZHORT, HZVSO, HZPPHB, HZPPNW, HZPPNB, HZPPNM, HZPPNP, HZHSPW, HZHSPB, HZHSPP, HZHPPM, HZHSPS, HZPHPW, HZPHPB, HZPHPP, HZPHPM, HZPHPS, HZHPDW, HZHPDB, HZHPOD, HZHPDM, HZHPDS, HZLLPP, HZHPO, HZPOTC, HZSKW, HZSKB, HZSK, HZSKM, HZHSSW, HZHSSB, HZHSSP, HZHSSM, HZHSSS, HZHCSW, HZHCSB, HZHCSP, HZHCSM, HZHCSS, HBOHSB, AZAHS, HES OR one of the following business courses: LBBSB, LBBS

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHealth, Illness and Wellbeing: Perspectives and Social DeterminantsPrescribedLiamputtong, P.,Fanany, R.and Verrinder, G. (2012)OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS,MELBOURNE
ReadingsHealth as a social experienceRecommendedFanany, R and Fanany, D (2012)PALGRAVE MACMILLAN AUSTRALIA

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 (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)

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 (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)

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 (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)

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

Activities:
Online resource materials and workshops or alternative online equivalent activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)

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 (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size118

Enrolment information Quota due to maximum capacity. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMofi Islam

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
12-minute group presentation (approx. 300 words equivalent per team member)20 01, 02, 03, 05
1500 word individual essay35 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual Speaking Task (500 words equivalent)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
120-minute examination (2000 words equivalent)30 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size395

Enrolment information Quota due to maximum capacity. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMofi Islam

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
12-minute group presentation (approx. 300 words equivalent per team member)20 01, 02, 03, 05
1500 word individual essay35 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual Speaking Task (500 words equivalent)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
120-minute examination (2000 words equivalent)30 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size1636

Enrolment information Quota due to maximum capacity. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMofi Islam

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
12-minute group presentation (approx. 300 words equivalent per team member)20 01, 02, 03, 05
1500 word individual essay35 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual Speaking Task (500 words equivalent)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
120-minute examination (2000 words equivalent)30 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Week 42-05, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMofi Islam

Class requirements

WorkShop
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online Class
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
12-minute group presentation (approx. 300 words equivalent per team member)20 01, 02, 03, 05
1500 word individual essay35 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual Speaking Task (500 words equivalent)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
120-minute examination (2000 words equivalent)30 02, 03, 04

Mildura, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size67

Enrolment information Quota due to maximum capacity. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMofi Islam

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
12-minute group presentation (approx. 300 words equivalent per team member)20 01, 02, 03, 05
1500 word individual essay35 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual Speaking Task (500 words equivalent)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
120-minute examination (2000 words equivalent)30 02, 03, 04

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size69

Enrolment information Quota due to maximum capacity. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMofi Islam

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
12-minute group presentation (approx. 300 words equivalent per team member)20 01, 02, 03, 05
1500 word individual essay35 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual Speaking Task (500 words equivalent)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
120-minute examination (2000 words equivalent)30 02, 03, 04

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size30

Enrolment information Quota due to maximum capacity. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMofi Islam

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 42
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
12-minute group presentation (approx. 300 words equivalent per team member)20 01, 02, 03, 05
1500 word individual essay35 02, 03, 04, 05
Individual Speaking Task (500 words equivalent)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
120-minute examination (2000 words equivalent)30 02, 03, 04