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HSH313 - Contemporary Health Issues

Unit details

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Enrolment modes:(B, CBD)
EFTSL value: 0.125
Previously coded as:HSH203
Unit chair:

S McIver (B)

Contact hours: 3 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture, 1 x 2 hour workshop) per week


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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.


Weekly journal/media mapping (2000 words) 50%, critical essay (2000 words) 50%

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