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NUR1120 Social Determinants 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 Program: BNUR

Other requisites

Only Students in Plan 16768 (External Education) can enrol in the External offer of this course.


Students will be able to describe how health, illness and wellness can be conceptualised 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. In addition students will also begin to develop knowledge of how social influences, health beliefs and human developmental stages and changes can also impact on an individual's experience of health or ill health. Students will also begin to develop knowledge of a nurse's role in preventing illness and promoting health and apply this at an individual and community / population level. Students will be able to identify significant major health issues in Australia including indigenous, rural health and lifespan issues. Students in this course will develop critical thinking skills by exploring how a determinants approach can be incorporated into their nursing practice.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2014 External
Semester 1, 2014 On-campus Fraser Coast
Semester 1, 2014 On-campus Toowoomba