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HEA8302 Culture as a Determinant of Health

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery


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

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 neccessary skills to address these issues effectively. In adopting a `determinants of health' approach the scope of application is relevant for clinical, community and socio-poliitcal 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, 2014 External