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EDH2152 Health and Wellbeing

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Educ


This innovative course offers students from a range of disciplines the opportunity to develop a deeper appreciation of the enablers and barriers to positive and equitable health outcomes and environments and contexts that impact on key health and wellbeing issues. An understanding of these factors will help practitioners implement health enabling actions and behaviours as part of interagency and multi-sector partnerships.

This course is designed to provide education students as well as those students interested in community or child health with an understanding of the social view of health and the implications of actions to promote health in communities and populations. It will provide an overview of world health issues and the current health phenomenon will be explored including a biomedical model as well as multidimensional and social ecological models.

Students will gain a deeper understanding of current health promotion and intervention strategies as well as the historical and current paradigms for understanding paediatric, adolescent and ages health issues. Students will leave with an appreciation of the current state of health in Australia and internationally, a respect for the need of a multi-disciplinary approach, and their part in this process. Should enrolments not reach the minimum number required for on-campus study, students may be transferred to the ONLINE offering and advised of this change before semester commences.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2015 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2015 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2015 Online