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HSW2220 Health and Wellbeing Across the Lifespan

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Psychology and Wellbeing
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 24 May 2022


This course introduces students to issues affecting the health and wellbeing of individuals and populations across different stages of the lifespan. Students will develop a critical understanding of the health-related needs of specific population groups to design and deliver appropriate services.

This course provides an overview of development across the lifespan and links these to health and social conditions affecting different populations. It considers biological and psychological factors and their interplay with broader structural factors including social determinants of health. The course addresses health and wellbeing issues from birth to the end of life, with a focus on promoting health for diverse individuals and populations. Specifically, this course considers the health and wellbeing of people living in rural and remote areas, First Australians, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and people who are homeless.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 24 May 2022