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HSH302 - Politics, Policy and Health

Unit details

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Enrolment modes:(B, G, W, CBD)
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:T Capetola (B)
Prerequisite:At least two level 2 Health Promotion units or equivalent
Contact hours: 3 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture, 1 x 2 hour workshop) per week, delivered using a mixture of face-to-face and online methods (DSO)


Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


This unit assists students to analyse and appraise all aspects of Australian health policies and processes, and the policy context for health promotion and human services in Australia. The unit investigates different forms of health policy and the political process as it relates to policy making. It explores the impact of ideologies, politics and other major forces on policy making and the skills necessary for the community and groups to develop policy and advocate change. It identifies the major mechanisms for implementing and evaluating health policy. Students will develop skills in describing, investigating, analysing and assessing health policy debate relating to a range of health issues and population groups.


Policy essay (2000 words) 50%, presentation  and report (equivalent to 2000 words) 50%

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