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Undergraduate | LTU-PHE102 | 2023

Individual Determinants of Health

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Learn how different characteristics, including intelligence and personality, impact on people’s health and welfare. Study fundamental health psychology theories and concepts, and their application in the social services and healthcare sectors.Learn about the human lifespan—the health and behaviour of newborns to the elderly in real settings.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
12 weeks

Start dates

  • 27 Feb 2023
  • 29 May 2023
  • 28 Aug 2023
  • 27 Nov 2023
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About this subject

  • Explore aspects of human behaviour across the lifespan from a psychosocial perspective through the study of fundamental psychological theories and concepts (health).

    Apply psychological theories and concepts of human behaviour across the lifespan to real-world settings.

    Examine the concept of reflection on practice and apply this to professional and individual development.

Entry requirements


Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed PHE112 (Individual Determinants of Health) or PHE1IDH (Individual Determinants of Health) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Late enrolments are generally not permitted past the published close of application date for the study period. For students not enrolled in the prerequisite courses, you may be able to undertake these subjects with approval of your home course coordinator, please contact ASK La Trobe for assistance. A good internet connection is required due to the online delivery.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

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

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Student feedback

16 student respondents between: 21 Nov 2022 - 08 Mar 2023.

87%of students felt the study load was manageable

93%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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