Perspectives of Health and Wellbeing
La Trobe University
Area of Study
Biomedical Sciences, Dietetics, Global Health, Health and Exercise Science, Life Sciences, Nutrition and Food Science, Public Health
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewIn this subject you will study the history of health and illness from an international perspective. Through inquiries, literature analysis and group work, you will compare national and international health system responses to health issues. You will consider the social, environmental and biological basis for disease, and look at holistic public health models for minimising disease and illness, and promoting health and wellbeing across populations. The role of evidence in developing an understanding of health and illness, how evidence is generated, and how it translates into policy and forms the basis of health practices, underpins the subject. Your learning in this subject will be assessed through reports on literature, a group presentation and a written assignment.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.