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HSH728 - Health Equity and Human Rights

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

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

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli




HSH701 or HSH703 or HSW701. Corequisite units can also be studied prior to taking this unit.

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus4 hours  in the fortnight 24 July to 4 August; 6 hours in the fortnight 18 to 29 September

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin, there is no requirement for any campus presence


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


This unit aims to develop understandings about health equity and human rights as a coherent frame of action to tackle inequities and to improve health and wellbeing, and to develop a working knowledge of practical approaches for public health and health system actions to address health inequities and rights violations, and to promote social justice. Topics to be addressed in this unit include: health equity debates; conventions and legal frameworks for human rights; strategies of public health, primary health care and health promotion to promote equity and rights, and specific issues such as diversity and difference, mental health and human rights, children's rights and health equity, asylum and refugee health, and HIV/AIDS.


Assessment task 1: Country report (2000 words) 30%

Assessment task 2: Presentation on country report 10%

Assessment task 3: Project report (3000 words) 50%

Assessment task 4: Unit engagement (peer assessment and reflective posts) 10%

Prescribed texts

Taket, A (2012) Health Equity, Social Justice and Human Rights. Abingdon: Routledge

Unit Fee Information

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