Concepts of Health & Wellness

Course code NURS1161Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Nursing and Midwifery

This course considers the factors necessary for health and wellness across the life span. These include social, cultural, political, environmental and economic factors, as well as the psychological, spiritual and relational factors. These dimensions are considered in relation to health promotion and preventions in specific contexts, including local, rural, remote and global contexts.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
ObjectivesCompleting the learning activities for this course should enable the student to:
1. explore concepts of health;
2. examine the relationships between values, concepts of health and models of health;
3. analyse physical, psychological, social, and environmental determinants of health;
4. explain the relationships among social and political factors and the health of
communities and individuals;
5. discuss the factors that contribute to achieving and maintaining health;
6. identify health issues and concerns relevant to specific contexts;
7.explore health promotion and health screening related to selected issues 8. Examine health locus of control and the role of knowledge, attitudes and beliefs
ContentConcepts of health
Models of health
Determinants of health
International perspectives
Factors that maintain health
Principles of health promotion
Health locus of control
Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay: 1800 - 2000 words worth 40%
Quiz - On-lineSociology Quiz - worth 25%
Quiz - On-lineNursing Quiz - worth 15%
Quiz - On-linePsychology Quiz - worth 20%
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks