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Factors that influence health: An introduction
What factors influence our health? A lot of attention is focused on people's behaviour - their decisions to smoke, drink, over-eat and so on - with strong messages about the changes needed to become healthier. But people's behaviour is influenced by circumstances and events, friends and family, education, job prospects, income, housing and environment. In this free course, Factors that influence health: An introduction, you will look at how these factors, these wider social determinants, work together to influence our health for good or ill.
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After studying this course, you should be able to:
- demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the social determinants of health
- demonstrate an ability to identify, use and critically evaluate different types of health information.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Exploring the factors that influence health
- 2 Age, sex and hereditary factors
- 3 Individual lifestyle factors
- 4 Social and community influences
- 5 Living and working conditions
- 6 General social and environmental conditions
- 7 Investigating health inequalities
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