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Undergraduate | CUR-BSC120 | 2023

Health and Wellbeing in Social and Cultural Contexts

Explore what it means to be healthy and well. You’ll look into factors like gender, income, and education, to find out how they can influence health. Touch on traditional healing. Observe how healthcare professionals respond to challenging situations.

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

Start dates

  • 29 May 2023
  • 27 Nov 2023

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Upfront cost


HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. demonstrate an appropriate understanding of academic integrity principles and apply academic writing, referencing and acknowledgement conventions required for the discipline
    2. demonstrate an understanding of the social determinants of health and illness using anthropological and sociological frameworks
    3. analyse social and cultural influences upon the health of marginalised populations
    4. 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
    5. analyse the relationship between health and human rights in national and global contexts
    6. evaluate responses to contemporary global crises using transdisciplinary humanitarian health care delivery approaches

Entry requirements


Applicants must be over the age of 16.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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Student feedback

10 student respondents between: 20 Feb - 25 Aug 2023.

90%of students felt the study load was manageable

90%of students felt this subject helped them gain relevant skills

What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees

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