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HSH313 - Contemporary Health Issues

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:HSH203
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Fiona McKay


HBS107 and four level 2 units



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour class and 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


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 (10min) (30%)
Assessment task 2: Individual reflection (1000) (20%)
Assessment task 3: Critical discussion of a contemporary issue  (2000 words) 50%

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