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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. 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 group presentation and a written assignment.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLindsay Carey

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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Learning resources

Health, Illness and Wellbeing: Perspectives and Social Determinants

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorLiamputong, Fanany, & Verrinder





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Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Understand how individual and population health is influenced by social, cultural, environmental and biological factors.
02. Use evidence to conduct systematic inquiries for understanding health and illness.
03. Critically analyse issues of health, health interventions and disease, and communicate findings and arguments through writing and speaking.
04. Apply theories of health, illness and public health strategies to develop interventions that improve population health.
05. Apply theories of health, illness and public health strategies to develop interventions that improve population health.
06. Collaborate with others to collectively and critically assess health care issues to generate and present an argument and strategy for health care practice and policy.

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