Health Education, Advocacy and Community Mobilisation Module: 3. Factors Affecting Human Health

Study Session 3  Factors Affecting Human Health


In this study session, you will learn about some of the key words that are commonly used to describe health and human behaviour. Understanding these will help you in your work with your local community. In this session you will be able to learn about some of the different types of health behaviours and be able to describe their application in your work when you are promoting health and preventing disease.

In this session you will also learn about the Health Field Concept and some of the determinants of health.

Risk factors are those inherited, environmental and behavioural influences which are considered to increase the likelihood of physical or mental health problems in the future. After studying this session you will be able to describe health risk factors and explain their association with human health. You will be able to identify the different health risk reduction models for communicable and non-communicable diseases and describe the role of health education in reducing the risks for such diseases.

Learning Outcomes for Study Session 3