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HSH313 - Contemporary Health Issues

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:

Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli

Prerequisite:HBS107
Contact hours:

3 hours - 1 x 1 hour class, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

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

Assessment task 1: Reflective analysis (1500 words) 35%

Assessment task 2: Media analysis/group presentation (500 words) 25%

Assessment task 3: Critical essay (2000 words) 40%

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