Health and Wellbeing in Diverse Communities (CHSUG3003)

This course explores the social, political and cultural issues related to physical and mental health and wellbeing in Australian and International communities. These issues will be explored within the lens of the social origins of health. It will critique the bio-medical origins of health and explore alternative theoretical frameworks, such as social determinants of health, social origins of health, psychosocial and ecological practice models. Particular attention will be given to social determinants of health and how race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender and trauma impact on the wellbeing of communities. It will explore how health policy impacts on different and diverse communities and their impact on health equity and access to services for differently placed individuals and communities.

Credit points 15
EFTSL 0.125
Contribution band 1
For students entolled in Commonwealth Supported Place CSP), each course falls into one of three bands. The band determines the student contributuon amount (SCA) which is charged for each course. The maximum student contribution amounts are based on a standard, full-time enrolment (120 credit points per year) with courses in the same band.