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Social Determinants of Health

Undergraduate | LTU-PHE1SDH | 2024

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Enrol by
21 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
12 weeks
Start dates
29 July 2024

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Social Determinants of Health

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Examine how social and cultural factors shape and determine people's experience of health and illness in different parts of the world.
    2. Compare health and illness outcomes experienced by groups from different social and cultural contexts and explain why differences occur.
    3. Discuss the interactions between health and illness, social perceptions of disease, culture and other societal structures and institutions.
    4. Research and use different types of data and information to understand and explain health and illness issues within a diverse social and cultural context.
    5. Collaborate with peers to examine the life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians using the social determinants of health.

Entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • LTU-PHE101-Social Determinants of Health (no longer available)


Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed PHE1UHW (Understanding Health and Wellbeing) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

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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