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HSH207 - Socio-Economic Status and Health

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*, Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:HSH106
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Elyse Warner





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour seminar and learning experiences via CloudDeakin

Cloud (online): Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 1 x 2 hour online seminar per week


*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery

This unit is part of the Family, Society and Health major sequence in H300 Bachelor of Health Sciences (unit set code MJ-H000002)


One of the critical determinants of health in society is socioeconomic status (SES). This unit will explore the link between SES and health from individual and population perspectives. It will explore the way social processes interact with health and consider the latest research on the social gradient. Issues such as gender, poverty and affluence, social exclusion, inequalities in health, and inequity will be considered against issues across the life course (access and expectation) as well as the role of education and information. The role of political and social institutions (including the household) in creating supportive environments will be considered.


Assessment task 1: 4 short answer questions (2000 words in total) 40%

Assessment task 2: Group presentation (15 minutes) 20%

Assessment task 3: Report (1500 words) 40%

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