hlt1phw perspect hlth wellbeing



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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students study the history of our understanding of health and illness in an international context. Comparative national and international health system responses to health issues are explored. Students are introduced to the social, environmental and biological basis for disease, and public health models developed towards minimising disease and illness, and promoting health across populations. Topics investigated through enquiry based learning teams include communicable and non-communicable disease and the impact of climate change on health. The role of evidence in developing our understanding of health and illness, how evidence is generated and how it translates into policy and forms the basis of practice underpins the unit.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorStephen Polgar

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Special conditions Students must be enrolled in an Undergraduate Faculty of Health Sciences owning course that uses this subject as a core subject or AZAHS (Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Health Sciences)

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Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHealth, illness & wellbeing, perspectives and social determinantsPrescribedLiamputtong,P., Fanany,R., and Verrinder,G.OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, SYDNEY.

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