Health and Wellbeing in Social and Cultural Contexts
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- 28 Nov 2022
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- demonstrate an appropriate understanding of academic integrity principles and apply academic writing, referencing and acknowledgement conventions required for the discipline
- demonstrate an understanding of the social determinants of health and illness using anthropological and sociological frameworks
- analyse social and cultural influences upon the health of marginalised populations
- describe and apply the concepts of cultural security, cultural safety and cultural competence in health care contexts for wellbeing and empowerment within a person-centred framework
- analyse the relationship between health and human rights in national and global contexts
- evaluate responses to contemporary global crises using transdisciplinary humanitarian health care delivery approaches
- Please refer to Subject Outline
Applicants must be over the age of 16.
No additional requirements
This subject was previously known as Imagining Health in Social and Cultural Contexts.
An introduction to sociological and anthropological perspectives on health, wellbeing illness and disability in society; understanding the contribution of the biomedical and social models of health for transdisciplinary practice for nurses and allied health: professionals. Incorporating contemporary, historical, social and cultural perspectives in local and global contexts to identify social determinants of health. Understanding traditional healing and other healing practices within a diverse community to cultural safe, secure and competent care, which is necessary to build individual and community empowerment. Recognising the impact of gender, sexuality, disability, migration, being a refugee, internally displaced person or member of any marginalised population on health. Evaluating humanitarian health care delivery and disaster relief within a human rights and social justice framework to support community development in national and international settings.
Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.
Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.
- Essay (35%)
- Group presentation (25%)
- Final Examination (40%)
Current study term: 29 May 22 to 28 Aug 22
Textbooks are not required.
Next study term: 27 Nov 22 to 26 Feb 23
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