Exploring family health
Exploring family health

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Exploring family health


In this course you have studied some aspects of the relationship between the family and health. You have seen how people learn attitudes and behaviours regarding health within families. You have also thought about the impact of obesity on health, and explored some campaigns (such as 5 A DAY and Change4Life) aimed at families to improve their health. When people are ill, family members, including children, are frequently involved in giving informal care.

You should now be able to describe these influences and interventions and to begin to think about how health and the family interact. Through undertaking the activities focussed on interpreting statistical information, you should also have begun to develop an understanding of how evidence is used to provide information about the link between families and health.

You have also engaged with theory (socialisation, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease), government health improvement campaigns aimed at families (5 A DAY and Change4Life). and experiences of people – including young people – who are carers in families. You have also spent some time interpreting numerical data in different formats. Now that you have completed this Open Learn course, it is a good idea to pause and reflect on the experience.


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