Welcome to the unit Community Health and Well-Being. This Unit Plan explains the content,
assessment and other requirements of this unit. Please read this plan carefully and note any
important information. This unit plan is intended as a general guide and resource to your studies
in this unit. You should keep this plan close by you as you work through this unit. Should you
misplace the plan, you will be able to access copies of this from Blackboard.
We hope you enjoy this unit and we look forward to working with you all.
Dr Lynelle Watts and Dr David Hodgson, 2016.
Completing this assessment item will help you achieve the following learning outcome/s:
Analyse the politics of health services in rural, regional and remote areas.
Describe the construction of ill health as a physiological, social and psychological
Describe the major theoretical approaches to health and well-being for individuals
and their communities.
Identify the social and economic determinants of health, illness and disability.
Answer the following questions. Allow approximately 500 words per question. Each question
should reference a minimum of 3 different sources of literature, totaling a minimum of 9 different
sources of literature for this assignment.
1. What is a social determinants of health perspective?
2. What are the benefits to a society for taking action on a social determinants of health
3. Describe a public health approach to health care and two examples of a social work role
in a public health response.