ADVANCED ISSUES IN HEALTH
Credit points: 15
In this subject, students develop advanced skills and knowledge in understanding the relationships between theory and method in health research, clinical and non-clinical health practice and evaluation and applying this knowledge in practice. This subject includes examination of the relationships between ontologies, epistemologies, methodologies and methods used in the health domain. Interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary and multi- disciplinary theories and methods are presented for evaluation in terms of plausibility and efficacy. In addition, it provides students with an understanding of the various hierarchies of knowledge utilised in the health sciences (including the relationships between sociology, psychology, biomedicine, anthropology, economics, feminisms, etc.) and the impact of power relations on the theoretical and methodological debates.
SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health
Subject Co-ordinatorPranee Liamputtong
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Special conditions offered subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Approaches to social inquiry.||Recommended||Blaikie, N.||POLITY PRESS, 1993.|
|Readings||Gender and the social construction of illness.||Recommended||Lorber,J.||THOUSAND OAKS, CALIFORNIA: SAGE, 1997.|
|Readings||Gender.||Recommended||Connell,R.W.||CAMBRIDGE: POLITY, 2002.|
|Readings||Health Psychology: biopsychosocial interactions.||Recommended||Caltabiano,M.L.,Sarafino,E.P.||QUEENSLAND: JOHN WILEY & SONS, 2002.|
|Readings||Health promotion practice: power & empowerment.||Recommended||Laverack,G.||LONDON: SAGE, 2004.|
|Readings||Population, health communities and health promotions||Recommended||Jirojwong, S., Liamputtong, P. (eds)||OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, MELBOURNE, 2009|
|Readings||Theory in a nutshell: a guide to health promotion theory.||Recommended||Nutbeam,D.,Harris,E.||1999, SYDNEY: THE MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES, INC.|
|Readings||Understanding and changing health behaviour: from health beliefs to self-regulation.||Recommended||Norman,P.,Abraham,C.,Conner,M.(eds).||AMSTERDAM: OVERSEAS PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION, 2000.|
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Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPranee Liamputtong
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|one 1,000-word report on four seminars/colloquia||Hurdle requirement: attendance at School/Faculty seminars and colloquia||25|
|one 3,000-word theoretical framework||75|