This unit of study builds on the first year unit, Population Health to Personal Healthcare. Contemporary ideas and beliefs about health and illness in Australia will be critically examined, including western and non-western approaches and current discourses of health care, including primary health care and patient self management. The unit will support a critical analysis of the relationships between social factors (for example ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, geographic location) and patterns of health and illness across the lifespan in contemporary Australia. Students will also explore cultural competence theories as these relate to caring for people from diverse cultural and social backgrounds in Australia.
13x2-hr lectures, 8x2-hr tutorials
Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline
36 Year 1 credit points