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HEA8302 Culture as a Determinant of Health

Short Description: Culture Determinant of Health
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Nursing and Midwifery
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 069999 - Health not elsewhere classifie
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCNG or GDNG or MNSG or PDEV or GDPH or MPUH


The purpose of this course is to enable health and social well-being practitioners to increase theoretical understanding of the ways in which culture determines health outcomes. Students will be encouraged to reflexively explore their role in cultural practices within health care systems that impact on the health and well-being of diverse populations.

This course encourages the health professional to explore the impact of the personal upon the professional through taken for granted cultural norms within health and social care practice. Students will be encouraged to explore the notion of power and privilege through a reflexive cultural lens. Developing a skill for cultural self-awareness will empower the health care professional to contribute to cultural and organisational change within their area of professional practice.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2021 Online
Semester 2, 2021 Online
Date printed 11 February 2022