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This online Open Universities Australia and La Trobe University unit offers you the opportunity to explore the psychological state of individuals as they progress through different health settings. During Individual Determinants of Health you will explore the relationships between health and a range of social constructs and phenomena, including language and culture, discrimination and stigma, social justice, and the media.
Become familiar with a range of theories of human behaviour, including theories of developmental psychology, and gain an understanding of how they can be applied in human services and health contexts. You will consider human behaviour across the lifespan, and will engage in discussions concerning health throughout the unit.
Reflection will play a key role in this unit, and you will review its importance regularly during your studies. Through regular reflection, you will acquire an awareness of your own professional and academic development, and will start a habit that will be valuable throughout your career.
There are no prerequisites for this unit; anyone can apply.
In this health unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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Individual Determinants of Health is ideally suited to students who wish to pursue careers within health and human services.
The unit offers you the chance to acquire the foundational skills necessary for working with people in a healthcare setting. Familiarise yourself with a number of useful frameworks, and obtain a knowledge of psychological concepts, as well as theoretical approaches to effecting change in healthcare settings, that can be applied to real-life scenarios.
Learn about the process of reflection, and consider how this can be applied to your professional, academic and general development. You will also be required to develop your written communication skills during this unit, as you will be assessed based on a selection of written assignments, including a case report.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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