SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH

PHE101

2021

Credit points: 15

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, and 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.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMelissa Buultjens

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesLearning activities include online resource materials and workshops or alternative online equivalent activities.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: HBFN, HBFNX, HOUA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsPHE1SDH

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subjects is offered via Open Universities Australia, late enrolments are generally not permitted past the published close of application date for the study period. For students not enrolled in the prerequisite courses, you may be able to undertake these subjects with approval of your home course coordinator, please contact ASK La Trobe for assistance.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Health, Illness and Wellbeing

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLiamputtong, P.,Fanany, R.and Verrinder, G.

Year2012

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, MELBOURNE

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Social Determinants of Health PHE1SDH (Custom Publication)

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorOUPANZ, Custom Publication

Year1903

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOxford Uni Press

ISBN9780190318536

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Health as a social experience

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorFanany, R and Fanany, D

Year2012

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPALGRAVE MACMILLAN AUSTRALIA

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The sociological quest: An introduction to the study of social life

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorWillis, E.

Year2011

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherALLEN & UNWIN

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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;
02. Examine how social and cultural factors shape and determine people's experience of health and illness in different parts of the world;
03. Compare health and illness outcomes experienced by groups from different social and cultural contexts and explain why differences occur;
04. Discuss the interactions between health and illness, social perceptions of disease, culture and other societal structures and institutions; and
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.

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On-Line, 2021, OUA study period 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Buultjens

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Speaking Task (1000 word equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Group Report (2000 word equivalent; individual 500 word equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2

Individual Essay (1500 word equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

3 X Online Quizzes, 20 minutes each (1000 word equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

On-Line, 2021, OUA study period 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Buultjens

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 36 - 48
One 2.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 48 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Speaking Task (1000 word equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Group Report (2000 word equivalent; individual 500 word equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2

Individual Essay (1500 word equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

3 X Online Quizzes, 20 minutes each (1000 word equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4