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HEA8302 Culture as a Determinant of Health

Short Description: Culture Determinant of Health
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Nursing and Midwifery
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 069999 - Health not elsewhere classifie
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or MNRS or MNSG or PDEV

Other requisites

Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.


The purpose of this course is to enable health and social well-being practitioners to increase theoretical understanding of the ways in which issues of culture impact on health and to develop the necessary skills to address these issues effectively. In adopting a `determinants of health' approach the scope of application is relevant for clinical, community and socio-political settings.

Power, the use of professional power and cultural equity are major themes. Students are provided with the opportunity to explore a broad and multi-faceted notion of culture, including the potential impact on health status of belonging to multiple, cultural minority groups. Content and assessment items in this course lead to knowledge, analytical and practice skills in effectively working with culture as a key determinant of health for the health and well-being of individuals and communities.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2019 Online