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Identifying Health Determinants - EDUH1006

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.

1x2-hr lecture/wk for 12 wks, 1x1-hr tutorial/wk for 12 wks

3x1000wd online tasks (15%, 15%, 20%) and 3000wd essay (50%)

Fanany, R. and Fanany, D. (2012). Health as a Social Experience. Melbourne: Palgrave MacMillan.


12 credit points of units


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Kellie Burns
HECS Band: 1
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