Perspectives of Health and Wellbeing

La Trobe University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Perspectives of Health and Wellbeing

  • Host University

    La Trobe University

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Biomedical Sciences, Dietetics, Global Health, Health and Exercise Science, Life Sciences, Nutrition and Food Science, Public Health

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    In 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.

Course Disclaimer

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.