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HSH313 - Contemporary Health Issues

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:HSH203
Unit chair:

Fiona McKay


HBS107 OR  HSH111 and four level 2 units



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): Online independent and collaborative learning activities including a scheduled online seminar per week of up to 2 hours’ duration


This unit explores contemporary health and social issues using a media case study approach. This will include gaining a comprehensive understanding of the role of the media, popular culture and interest groups in addressing a range of health issues. Case studies will be chosen from areas such as mental health, sexuality, gender, drug use, homelessness, disability, youth suicide, family violence, genetic engineering, indigenous health, refugee health, war and terrorism, and environmentalism.


Assessment task 1: Group Presentation (45 minutes) 40%

Assessment task 2: Cloud participation and discussion 20%

Assessment task 2: Critical discussion of a contemporary issue (1500 words) 40%

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