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Undergraduate | LTU-PHE1UHW | 2024

Understanding Health And Wellbeing

Study method
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Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
4 Mar 2024,
27 May 2024,
26 Aug 2024,
25 Nov 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
12 weeks

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Understanding Health And Wellbeing

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Describe the key perspectives and theories of health and wellbeing.
    2. Identify and explain the determinants of health and how they influence health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and populations.
    3. Discuss the contemporary issues of health and wellbeing in an Australian and global context.
    4. Analyse the role of various health practitioners in health care systems and health promotion settings to facilitate optimal health and wellbeing.

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)

  • LTU-PHE102-Individual Determinants of Health (no longer available)


Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed PHE1IDH (Individual Determinants of Health), PHE1SDH (Social Determinants of Health), NSG102D (Professional Practice in Nursing Two), or NRS102D (Professional Practice in Nursing Two) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.

Students must have completed both (PHE1IDH and PHE1SDH) or (PHE101 and PHE102) to receive advanced standing for PHE1UHW.

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.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

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