Exploring Global and National Health
Learn to think about health at a local, national and global level. You’ll consider what determines health – including social justice, actions of individuals, healthcare systems, national priorities, health promotion and education initiatives.
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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Explore how cultural identity may shape understanding of health and health care delivery.
- Discuss the determinants of health and their relationship to health outcomes.
- Discuss how primary health care principles impact on determinants of health.
- Discuss the health care needs and priorities for Australians, and the impact of these on the individual, family and community.
- Compare and contrast systems of healthcare nationally and internationally.
- Explain concepts of population and public health and their application to health measurement.
- Cultural identity
- Concepts of health
- Determinants of health
- Primary health care
- Introduction to public health
- Community assessment
- Epidemiological assessment
- Promoting health
- Health care systems
- Health care needs and priorities
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
Study the relationship between health, the determinants of health and culture. Learn how these factors underpin and impact health and health care delivery.
Identify patterns and trends in health and illness in Australia. Study common health issues and the impact these have on individuals, families, groups and communities. Gain skills to use modern tools and strategies to assess the health of a community. Develop the core skills health practitioners need to provide health education and understand how community organisation and policy strategies can be used to achieve the best health outcomes.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a first-year course from UniSA Online’s Bachelor of Community Health degree.
- Portfolio (60%)
- Report (40%)