Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

308413 (v.1) Social and Behavioural Determinants of Health 681


School of Public Health



Contact Hours:

** The tuition pattern below provides details of the types of classes and their duration. This is to be used as a guide only. For more precise information please check your unit outline. **

Individual Study:

1 x 4 Hours Weekly


The course consists of five modules. Module 1 examines various social and cultural determinants of public health and health behaviour and provides an overview on global trends in public health and health promotion. Module 2 analyses factors contributing to inequalities in patterns of health and the need for appropriate and equitable health care services for disadvantaged groups such as indigenous peoples, non-English speaking migrants, aged, youth and rural populations in Australia. Module 3 presents three major strategies to facilitate health changes through community participation, health policy formation and multisectoral partnership in settings. Module 4 examines a range of issues impacting on public health in the context of development and globalisation. Module 5 deals with principles and ethics in public health and health promotion, discusses future challenges and strategies in health promotion.
** To ensure that the most up-to-date information about unit references, texts and outcomes appears, they will be provided in your unit outline prior to commencement. **

Field of Education:

061303 Environmental Health

Funding Cluster:

06 - Computing, Built Environment, Health

SOLT (Online) Definitions*:

Not Categorised
*Extent to which this unit or thesis utilises online information

Result Type:



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