HM2063 - Education for Better Health
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Education (pre 2015)
Offered each year in Townsville only.
This subject introduces students to the social construction of health and wellbeing,
health promoting principles and practices of contemporary schooling in Australia.
Interactions between the individual, peers and community with their socio-cultural,
physical, political and economic environments will form the basis of analysis. Students
will be introduced to the determinants of health, the concepts of 'health literacy',
the Health Promoting Schools model and community physical activity promotion to understand
how individuals and communities can contribute to the health and wellbeing of young
people. The subject encourages students to become critical consumers of health programs
and initiatives, specific to education in the tropics, through understanding how health
is socially constructed. Students confront key issues within health education and
develop ideas on how to deal with what are frequently sensitive and controversial
areas of the curriculum.
- develop an understanding of the social construction of health and wellbeing;
- acknowledge and critically reflect upon the influence of socio-cultural, physical,
political and economic environments on individual and community health;
- develop a workable appreciation of the social justice issues in respect to health,
particular to the Tropical region;
- develop knowledge of determinants of health, the concepts of 'health literacy' and
the Health Promoting Schools model.
Study Period 7
|Census Date 10-Jul-2014
|Face to face teaching
07-Jul-2014 to 11-Jul-2014
||Assoc. Professor Maree Dinan-Thompson, Mr Maxwell Lenoy
||Mr Jason Gray.
- 26 hours lectures
- 13 hours tutorials
||end of semester exam (40%); tutorial attendance and participation (30%); assignments (30%).
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest