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Health, Illness and Wellbeing:


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1. Health, illness and well-being: An introduction Part 1 - Perspectives of Health, Illness and Well-Being2. Introduction to pathogens and impacts on health and illness 3. Introduction to epidemiology 4. Human genetics and human inheritance: Biological, social, cultural and environmental perspectives 5. Chronic disease and the Genome 6. Ageing and health: Biological, social and environmental perspectives 7. Introduction to health promotion 8. Anthropogenic change and human health 9. Climate change: Drivers and health impacts, mitigation and adaptation strategies for the health sector 10.Health and the living environment Part 2 - Social Determinants of Health, Illness and Well-Being11. Social determinants of health: Historical developments and global implications 12. Health as a social construct 13. Health throughout the life course 14. Language, culture and health 15. Deviance, difference, and stigma as social determinants of health 16. Health and the media 17. Health and social justice 18. The economics of health and disease 19. The social determinants and the health care system

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Professor Pranee Liamputtong, Personal Chair in Public Health at the School of Public Health, La Trobe University. Pranee has a particular interest in issues related to cultural and social influences on childbearing, childrearing and women's reproductive and sexual health. She has published books and a large number of papers in these areas. Dr Rebecca Fanany, Lecturer in the School of Public Health, La Trobe University. Her research interests include the ways in which health is conceptualised; the interaction between language, culture, religion and health practices; and health status in the context of social and cultural change. Dr Glenda Verrinder, Senior Lecturer in the La Trobe Rural Health School, La Trobe University. Her current teaching, research and publications reflect her interest in population health with respect to health promotion and ecological sustainability.

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