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HSH702 - Contemporary Health Issues and Policies

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

J Moore

Contact hours:

2 hours - 1 x 2 hour seminar per week (9 seminars)


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.


This unit explores health from a social view and in doing so examines the link between policy and health. The unit is designed to provide insight to contemporary notions of health and highlight how health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and society can be impacted by social factors. Students explore policy development and procedures in an Australian context. Policy analysis skills are introduced to allow students to critically examine policies that promote health. Topics to be addressed in this unit include: contemporary health from a social determinants perspective; the policy process; theory and policy; healthy public policy; and policy analysis.


Health issues paper (2000 words) 40%, reflective practice exercise (equivalent to 1000 words) 20%, policy report (2000 words) 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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