Imagining Health in Social and Cultural Contexts
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- 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
- critically analyse the relationship between health and human rights in national and global contexts
- critically evaluate responses to contemporary global crises using humanitarian health care delivery approaches
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An introduction to sociological and anthropological perspectives on health, illness and disability in society; biomedical and social models of health. Understanding of health and illness for nurses and allied health: professionals in social and cultural contexts; traditional healing systems. Marginalised populations: understanding the intersections of cultural heritage, socio-economic status, gender, sexuality, and disability and their impact upon health. Cultural security, safety and competence. Health of migrants, refugees and internally displaced peoples; historical and contemporary context in Australia and globally. Humanitarian health care delivery and disaster relief; human rights, social justice and health; 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.
- Essay (35%)
- Group presentation (25%)
- Final Examination (40%)
Current study term: 28 Nov 21 to 27 Feb 22
Textbooks are not required.