EHR129 Contemporary Perspectives of Health (8)

In this subject, students will examine the multi-dimensional and dynamic nature of health and explore the factors that determine health status and influence “meanings of health”. The notion of health as a social construct will be investigated by examining international frameworks of health promotion. Young people will act as a case study population for investigation, and healthy eating habits and physical activity will act as study foci. Through the design of a health promotion strategy that responds to the health needs of young people, this subject offers students the opportunity to apply both a settings and population approach to health promotion, and incorporate the principles of social justice.

Subject availability
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Port Macquarie
Online
Bathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
HD/FL
Duration
One session
School
School of Teacher Education
Enrolment restrictions

Available to students in:

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Management)

Bachelor of Education (Health & PE)

Bachelor of Educational Studies

or as approved by the Course Director.
 

Incompatable Subjects
EHR123
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe the multi-dimensional and dynamic nature of health;
  • be able to explore the notion of health as a social construct;
  • be able to evaluate the impact of key health promotion policies on health status;
  • be able to critique the role of epidemiology in informing strategies for health promotion;
  • be able to explain the factors that determine health status and influence meanings of health;
  • be able to argue the efficacy of the socio-ecological approach in promoting social responsibility for health;
  • be able to employ the principles of social justice to the design of a health promotion strategy to support the health of young people;
  • be able to apply the settings and population approaches to the design of a health promotion strategy to support the health of young people.
Syllabus
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Defining health and health promotion;
  • The continuum - promotion, prevention, early intervention, treatment, rehabilitation;
  • Exploring milestones in health promotion;
  • Exploring meanings of health - for different populations; as a social construct;
  • Examining the multi-dimensional and dynamic nature of health;
  • Models for health promotion - biomedical; social; ecological;
  • Measuring health status - using young people; insufficient physical activity and childhood obesity as a case study;
  • Critiquing the role of epidemiology in health promotion;
  • Factors determining health status/meanings of health - genetic; socio-economic; social; cultural; geographic; environmental;
  • Exploring human rights discourses in health;
  • Social justice principles;
  • Health inequities in populations of young people;
  • Populations approach to health promotion;
  • Settings approach to health promotion - schools; community spaces; workplaces;
  • Global responses to health problems in populations of young people - insufficient physical activity; childhood obesity.
Contact
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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