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EDUH1006: Identifying Health Determinants

2021 unit information

This core unit of study explores the ways in which meanings about health are socially and politically constructed in contemporary Australian society. The unit introduces a health determinants approach to explore a range of factors that impact upon individual and/or community health - gender, age, genetics, education, race and ethnicity, globalisation and geographic location. Students will develop an appreciation for and understanding of the ways in which meanings of health are constructed, change over time and are institutionalised through health policies and practices. Students will investigate upstream approaches to health education and health promotion that empower teachers, individuals and communities and lessen the burden on primary health care.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Arts and Social Sciences

Study level Undergraduate
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6
12 credit points of units
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the historical shifts in approaches to health and how these shifts have affected the health status of Australians
  • LO2. describe and apply a determinants framework in understanding health issues and inequalities across certain populations
  • LO3. describe and explain a variety of health initiatives for groups experiencing health inequities, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • LO4. demonstrate an understanding of unit content through written assessment tasks and acknowledge the usefulness of critical thinking and writing for future learning and professional practice.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote

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