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HEALTH AND HEALTH BEHAVIOUR 130 – WORKBOOK (cchhb130_workbook)

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Question Instructions

  • These questions on how gender, culture and socioeconomic status impact on health will be discussed in the week 4 workshop (in class for internal students or online for external students).
  • Please use the answers discussed in your class AND your Health and Health Behaviour 130 textbook (Reading 4) for information on the impact of gender and culture on health, no other resources are required.
  • Cite and reference all information you use from the textbook. You do not need to cite ideas suggested in your class or your own opinions.
  • There are two parts to each question, ensure you address both parts of each question – examples of how gender, culture and socioeconomic status impact on health AND your opinion on how much is social structure and how much is social agency. You need to demonstrate your understanding of the concepts of social structure and social agency, don’t just say ’50/50′
  1. Describe examples of how gender impacts on health and wellbeing? Justify how much YOU think is human agency and how much is social structure? (Approx. 150-200 words)
  1. Describe examples of how culture impacts on health and wellbeing? Justify how much YOU think is human agency and how much is social structure? (Approx. 150-200 words)
  1. Describe examples of how socioeconomic status impacts on health and wellbeing? Justify how much YOU think is human agency and how much is social structure? (Approx. 150-200 words)

Workbook Activity (Week 5) – Psychological Influences on health and wellbeing

Weekly Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss how stress impacts on health and how it interrelates with social and biological determinants.
  • Discuss how the psychological processes of appraisal and coping can impact on health.

Textbook Reading

Reading 5: Understanding mind and body interactions

Question Instructions

  • As discussed in your textbook Reading 5 and the workshop for this week the way we think and feel are not separate from our physical wellbeing. This week’s workbook activity will require you to read the HHB130 textbook Reading 5 ‘Understanding mind and body interactions’ (in particular the case study ‘Martin O’Connor and Irritable bowel Syndrome pages 79, 83, 86) and answer the following three questions.
  • The case study brings together several concepts explored in Reading 5, don’t just look in the case study for answers, read the whole Reading and think about how what you are reading may apply to Martin.
  • You may need to apply your knowledge from week 4 and also week 8 (biological determinants) to answer these questions well.
  • Cite and reference all information you use from the textbook. You do not need to cite ideas suggested in your class or your own opinions. No other resources are required to answer these questions.
  1. Identify
    1. The psychological and physiological factors that may have contributed to Martin developing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and
    2. How these factors can reinforce and maintain these symptoms .

(Approx 150-175 words)

  1. How will reducing Martin’s stress levels assist in improving his symptoms? Please consider the interactions between emotions and physical states when answering this question. (Approx 150-175 words)

Workbook Activity (Week 8) – Biological Influences on health and wellbeing

Weekly Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the impact of the following biological influences on health: genetics, ethnicity, age, gender and physiological differences.
  • Discuss how the impacts of these are interrelated with each other and with environmental, social and psychological influences.

Textbook Reading

Reading 6: Human genetics and human inheritance: biological, social, cultural and environmental perspectives.

Question Instructions

  • The first four questions on epigenetics can be answered after viewing the 50 minute Horizon documentary ‘The Ghost in Your Genes’ which you can watch on You Tube (there are 5 parts to the documentary) which link to each other http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5RMSgiaijk&index=2&list=PLdZ9Lagj8np1rVpzQ1mgsQ9-FttMrbpKh
  • The 5th question must be answered using your textbook Reading 6. No other resources are required. Remember to cite any information you use from the reading. You do not need to cite and reference the documentary
  1. List the environmental factors discussed in the documentary that may lead to a change in epigenetic “switches”? (Approx. 50 – 75 words)
 
  1. Discuss the psychological and social factors mentioned in the documentary that may lead to a change in epigenetic “switches”? (Approx. 50-75 words)
 
  1. What repercussions may this research have on individuals’ health behaviours? (Approx. 75-100 words)
  1. How may research into the field of epigenetics impact on the way health professionals work together? (Approx. 40-60 words)
  1. From your textbook Reading and class discussion describe multiple factors (social, psychological, environmental) that may influence an individual’s behaviour around predictive testing for a disease. (Approx. 100-150 words)

Workbook Activity (Week 9) – How we influence health behaviours

Weekly Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the role of behaviour change theories and how they assist health professionals to influence health behaviour.
  • Apply a behaviour change theory to a health issue

Textbook Reading

Reading 7: Understanding health behaviour

Question Instructions

  • Select 1 (one) risky health behaviour from the list below and describe how this risky behaviour impacts on the health of Australians.
  • Name the health behaviour you have chosen at question 2.
  • Avoid the same behaviour as you may have discussed in your essay so you do not inadvertently self-plagiarise information.
  • You must continue with the same risky health behaviour for the remainder of the workbook activities, do not change to a different behaviour.
  • Please use at least 3 credible, academic resources (no websites, media, fact sheets) to answer this question and cite appropriately. Credible resources are also recent and relevant to the behaviour.
  • All references need to be on the last page of the workbook along with any other references (including textbook chapters) you have used in completing the workbook assessment.
  • You will be working on this activity in the tutorials in weeks 10-12 so you do not need to start it until then.
  • Your answer should include statistics as well as the discussion of the impact on health. Remember that the definition of health includes physical, mental, social and emotional health, so include what is relevant to the chosen health behaviour.
  • The beginning of Reading 7 in your textbook (revised edition) describes risk behaviours as background information for you.
  1. Choose a risky health behaviour from the list below:
Not following safe food hygiene practices Incorrect taking of medication
Unhealthy eating in adulthood Being physically inactive
Drinking alcohol in pregnancy Unsafe driving
Not wearing sun protection Not vaccinating children
  1. Which risky health behaviour have you chosen?

3. Describe how this risky behaviour impacts on the health of Australians. (Approx. 300 – 330 words)

Workbook Activity (Week 10) – How we influence the health behaviours of individuals and families

Weekly Learning Outcomes

  • Applying behaviour change theories, discuss strategies to change the health behaviours of individuals and families.

Textbook Reading

Reading 8: How to change health behaviour

Question Instructions

  • Select one model of health behaviour:
    • Health belief model
    • Theory of planned behaviour
  • Apply the selected behaviour change model to your chosen health behaviour from the week 9 activity. You could either apply it as a risky health behaviour or as a risk reduction or health promotion health behaviour e.g. the behaviour could either be drinking during pregnancy or not drinking during pregnancy.
  • You can apply the model as a drawing (figure) or in text.
  • For question 3, briefly discuss how you have applied the model to your behaviour (as if you were explaining the how the model relates to the behaviour to a friend). Your discussion should reflect that you have understood both the model and the health behaviour.
  • You will need to include 1 citation and reference in the discussion for the model of health behaviour (question 3). As the original references for these models are old or difficult to access you can use more recent research which has applied the model you have chosen. A folder with links to suggested articles in e-reserve will be in the unit materials for week 10 and the Workbook folder in Assessments. You do not have to use these articles; you can use another one you find on the Curtin library catalogue.
  1. Which behaviour change model have you chosen?

Health belief model

Theory of planned behaviour

  1. In the space below, apply this model of behaviour change to your chosen behaviour from week 8 (you will do an example in the workshop). You can represent this as a diagram or in sentence form.
  1. Briefly discuss how you have applied the health behaviour model to your health behaviour. You will need to cite the model of health behaviour (see above instructions for details). (Approx. 200 – 220 words)
 

Workbook Activity (Week 11-12) – How we influence the health behaviours of communities and populations

Weekly Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss models to influence health at the community level.
  • Discuss the aims, essential services and principles of public health.
  • Discuss the 5 actions of the Ottawa Charter and demonstrate how it can be used as the basis for an interprofessional approach to health interventions.

Textbook Readings

Reading 9: Community developments and partnerships

Reading 10: Introduction to health promotion

Reading 11: Interprofessional learning: working in teams

Question Instructions

  • Describe 2 different strategies for changing the risky health behaviour you have discussed in previous two workbook activities, ideally Australian strategies, but international strategies can be used (specify which community / country).
  • A strategy can include a health promotion campaign or intervention, advocacy, training, policy, community action etc.
  • Note that media e.g. advertising, is often part of a larger campaign, it is this larger campaign we are looking for as one of the two strategies (not two individual actions of the same campaign).
  • The 2 strategies need to be different from each other, run by different organisations and not from the same source.
  • For each strategy you need to briefly describe (in 250-300 words for each strategy):
    • Who the strategy targeted at.
    • What the strategy is about.
    • The actions of the strategy.
    • When the strategy was in action or if it is current.
    • How the strategy or actions of the strategy is attempting to change the behaviour.
    • Which of the 5 actions of the Ottawa Charter this strategy addresses.
    • The part(s) of the model of health behaviour you described in the week 10 workbook activity week this strategy addresses and how it is being addressed.
  • Use and cite credible websites, journal articles or government reports for this information. Avoid media, fact sheets, blogs or any source that is not credible.

Strategy 1 (Approx. 250-300 words):

Please write your references used in the Workbook B here in APA format.

Strategy 2 (Approx. 250-300 words):

 

 References

(List all references used to complete this workbook in APA format on this page).

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