PERSPECTIVES OF HEALTH AND WELLBEING

PHE1PHW

2014

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. Topics include communicable and non-communicable disease and the possible impact of climate change on health. 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 presentation and a written assignment.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLindsay Carey

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLindsay Carey

Class requirements

Lecture
One 2.0 hours lecture per week and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 1,000-word reading review.40
One 1,500-word essay.40
One group presentation (1,000 words per student).20

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Distance Education

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLindsay Carey

Class requirements

Lecture
One 2.0 hours lecture per week and delivered via online.

Tutorial
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 1,000-word reading review.40
One 1,500-word essay.40
One group presentation (1,000 words per student).20