Foundations of Health and Wellbeing
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- 20 Feb 2023
Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Reflect upon different perspectives and experiences of health and wellbeing to inform understanding of, and responses to, the identified needs of diverse groups
- Explain how biological, sociological, cultural, environmental and lifestyle determinants impact health and wellbeing
- Identify and interpret the factors that guide action on the determinants of health
- Use health literacy and other domains of action to promote health and wellbeing
- Week 1 - Introduction to the subject
- Week 2 - What does it mean to be healthy & well?
- Week 3 - Health, wellbeing & disability
- Week 4 - Health, wellbeing & disability across the life-span
- Week 5 - Determinants of health and wellbeing
- Week 6 - Health Literacy
- Week 7 - Measuring health, wellbeing & disability (data & reporting)
- Week 8 - Personal Health Data -Narratives and Numbers
- Week 9 - Action on the determinants of health and wellbeing
- Week 10 - Media representations of health, wellbeing and disability
- Week 11 - Yewsee News Article
- Week 12 - Putting it all together
- Week 13 - National Health priorities
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In this subject, you will consider how individuals, families, and communities understand and experience health and wellbeing. Barriers and enablers of health and wellbeing will be explored, with emphasis placed on vulnerable, marginalised and isolated population groups. You will examine how biological, sociological, cultural, environmental and lifestyle factors determine and shape health and wellbeing across the lifespan. You will also develop an understanding of health literacy, readiness for change, and the importance of effective communication in promoting health and wellbeing.
- Media Analysis (30%)
- Quiz & Short-Answer Questions (30%)
- Health Literacy Analysis and Case Study (40%)
Current study term: 19 Feb 23 to 28 May 23
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