This free course, Exploring health: is your lifestyle really to blame?, explores the extent to which a person's 'lifestyle' impacts on their health and wellbeing. It also examines how non-lifestyle related factors – in particular social, economic,
cultural and political dimensions – influence a person's health.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
outline to what extent a person's 'lifestyle' impacts on their health and wellbeing
describe how psychosocial (i.e. social, economic, cultural and political) factors influence a person's health
identify what government interventions have been developed to tackle obesity.
public health is a broad topic