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Undergraduate | USA-HLTH1054 | 2024

Health and Society

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What determines whether a person is healthy? Study the common measurements of health used today. Consider what affects these measurements, including risks, culture, the environment and disadvantage. Focus on the health of Indigenous peoples.

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Study method
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Start dates
1 Apr 2024,
16 Sept 2024,
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Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
10 weeks

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Health and Society

About this subject

  • By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:

    1. Discuss burden of disease in the national and international context.
    2. Compare and contrast health status (risk, prevalence and outcomes) across local, national and international populations as a result of, social, cultural and environmental factors.
    3. Identify and describe the basis for differences in health status with particular emphasis on Aboriginal people and disadvantaged populations.
    4. Identify and describe current and future challenges to health and health care systems.
    5. Demonstrate foundational academic skills with a particular emphasis on creating, manipulating and interpreting data and graphs.

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No entry requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

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