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92534 Contemporary Health Issues

There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 27227 Critical Issues in Health and Wellbeing


This subject explores and examines a range of contemporary health issues that exist in Australian society. It focuses on a social view of public health to deepen knowledge and understanding of the fundamental health principles and explore a range of health models. The social determinants of health are examined to highlight the limitations of medical approaches and introduce the social model of health. Knowledge and understanding of lifestyle, sedentariness, and sexual and mental health issues are critically analysed by examining the range of physical, social and cultural determinants that impact on health and wellbeing. The subject enables students to identify and discuss preferred solutions to contemporary issues in health and wellbeing, and provides an overview of the links between behavioural risk factors, illness and mortality as well as between health behaviours, disease prevention and wellness.

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Autumn session, Moore Park precinct

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