|Short Description:||Health and Illness|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Nursing and Midwifery|
|Student contribution band :||National Priority - Nursing|
|ASCED code :||060301 - General Nursing|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BNSG
Students will be able to describe how health, illness and wellness can be conceptualised across the lifespan and how these concepts can be applied in terms of contemporary health models, theories and frameworks. Students will be able to identify a range of determinants which may impact on health and behaviour including social / psychological/ biological/ and environmental factors. In addition, students will also begin to develop knowledge of how socioeconomic factors and health beliefs can also impact on an individual's experience of health or ill health. Students will also begin to develop knowledge of a health professional's role in preventing illness and promoting health and apply this at an individual, family and community / population level. Students will be able to identify significant health issues in Australia across all developmental, gender, indigenous and rural health populations. Students in this course will develop critical thinking skills by exploring how a determinant's approach can be incorporated into their practice.